Our Calling and Its Object
We have been called to follow Christ, for it is written, “No man can come to me except the Father which sent me, draw him”. It must have been a great privilege to have heard the audible voice of the Master in days, calling them to be his disciples. We know he called first one, and then another, to leave their various associations and follow him, and many were obedient to the call.
Some, however, were of a different mind, and allowed the gracious invitation to pass unaccepted. We have an example of such in Luke 18: a young ruler received the call to follow Christ and when he enquired the terms of discipleship, he received what to him was a staggering reply, “Sell all thou hast, and distribute to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me”. But when the man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had “great possessions.” To him the world was an easy place; he possessed the golden key that opens all doors. But remember the parable of the sower: “The cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.”
Bro Friday Enyiogu
Bro Friday E Enyiogu (Ikwueke, Nigeria)