Why should someone become a Christian? Because you go to heaven, right? Yes, that’s true but, there is more to the Christian life than heaven. Don’t misunderstand me, Heaven is a great reward…spending eternity in heaven or hell? Let’s see, that’s a pretty easy one. But, lots of people have bought “fire insurance” but aren’t living the Christian life.
In Matthew 5-7, the Bible records the Sermon-on-the-mount. In it, Jesus teaches what it means to live for Christ and it is not easy. For example, Jesus says, “You have heard it said ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you ‘love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you!'”
Pray for those who persecute you? Is Jesus serious? Yep, He is. Living The Christian life means going beyond the norm…going the second mile.
In our flesh, we can’t do this…we are too weak. But, when we are filled with the Spirit we are able. Join me today in going the extra mile for Jesus.