We tell ourselves to indulge,
Jesus tells us to deny ourselves and follow Him.(Luke 9:23)
We tell ourselves to take the easy path,
Jesus tells us to take the difficult path toward Him. (Matthew 7:14)
We tell ourselves to get all the pleasure we can out of this life,
Jesus tells us to lose our life to find Him instead (Matthew 16:25)
We tell ourselves this life is all there is,
Jesus tells us this life is just a blink of an eye and then eternity. (Luke 12:20)
Jesus tells us- ALL OF US- to “Repent and Believe the Gospel” (Mark 1:15)
To turn from sin and trust in Him
To believe that He is the Son of God who came into the world, lived a perfectly sinless life, died on the cross to absorb the terrible punishment due to sinners like you and me for our rebellion against God, and rose from the grave, defeating death, sin and hell.
“Repent and Believe” He says- to All of us.
Straight, Gay, Bi, Married, Single… ALL OF US.
No matter what’s in the way.
No matter what we have to give up.