We Follow Him

John 21:22

Morning Passage

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Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”

John 21:22, ESV

As a kid, I struggled with inequities. If I had gotten in trouble for something, but another didn’t for doing the same thing, I was livid. I am sure that many can relate, and I have to admit, it’s not something I relish in life today. One thing that we have to learn is that the world is not fair. If we are honest, neither is our salvation. We don’t deserve the good things we receive. We don’t deserve blessings, but God is gracious and merciful. Truth be told, when put in contrast with the world, the salvation we are promised is not equitable. Yet, that is not the point. In the restoration that Christ offers to us, it doesn’t matter. In Christ, we are on an equal playing field in our sins. There is no such thing as greater or lesser sins. Sin is sin is sin, and all are deserving of death. Yet, our Lord mercifully redeems us, and we are to be reminded that it is He whom we follow. He reminded the disciples of this after His resurrection, and it is something that we need to be reminded of. We are here at the mercy of our God, and we have been called to follow Him and no other. Let us keep our eyes fixed on Him, who has saved us.

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.

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