Christianity requires a commitment that will cause us to change our everyday lives and stand out from the world. The ultimate result of this faithful dedication will be our eternity in heaven.
In John 6, we read that Jesus’ teachings became difficult, and “many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore” (John 6:66). The free meals, never-before-seen miracles, and powerful teachings from God were not enough to convince “many” to be fully committed to Christ.
How committed are we? If we think back to the day that we became a Christian, the day we confessed the name of Jesus and were baptized in water for the remission of our sins, has our dedication to God changed since that day? Have we grown to be more trusting and dependent on God, or have we placed other pursuits at the forefront of our lives?
For the faithful Christian, there should be no trial, tragedy, or temptation that could pull us away from God and cause us to lose our salvation. Instead, our faith needs to be so deep, personal, and motivated by God’s unending love that nothing could stop us from following Him.