27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
Many so-called Christians go to church. They even try to do good and be at peace with all men. But beyond that, they make no effort to be more like Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the most obedient person one can ever know. Think about it. He was a man with all power and authority, yet He humbled Himself and followed the plans of His Father. He never tried to outdo His Father. He always told His disciples for I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but to do the will of Him who sent Me (Jn 6:38). He follows the voice of His Father.
But how many of us truly follow Jesus Christ? Let’s look at it critically. Following Jesus Christ is not just going to church and doing good. It is not only about offering and charity. It is about our behavior and attitude. Do you fornicate? Do you commit adultery? Do you steal? Someone was sharing how they went to a Christian men’s meeting and was shocked to hear them discussing plans for a picnic, and how many cases of beer they would need. They were going to have a beach party and the alcohol for the party was the thing of focus. What happens when men party with alcohol and half naked women on the beach? Does such behavior reflect Jesus’ holiness?
Jesus obeyed His Father and followed Him completely. He is holy as His Father is holy. You might say that you drink and get drunk because Jesus drank wine and even turned water into wine. I remind you that there are types of wine; and if you believe that Jesus drank strong drink and got drunk, then you need to question your understanding of Jesus Christ. Are you truly His sheep?
Homework: Pray and ask God for understanding of who Jesus Christ truly is.