Tuesday, October 10, 2006

"None of Your Business. Follow Me."

A powerful reflection from John Piper about Jesus' final words to one of my favorite people:
Jesus’ blunt words—“None of your business, follow me”—are sweet to my ears. They are liberating from the depressing bondage of fatal comparing. ...That’s the way we sinners are wired. Compare. Compare. Compare. We crave to know how we stack up in comparison to others. There is some kind of high if we can just find someone less effective than we are.

...That word landed on me with great joy. Jesus will not judge me according to my superiority or inferiority over anybody. No preacher. No church. No ministry. These are not the standard. Jesus has a work for me to do (and a different one for you). It is not what he has given anyone else to do. There is a grace to do it. Will I trust him for that grace and do what he has given me to do? That is the question. O the liberty that comes when Jesus gets tough!

Go read the whole thing!

(HT: Between Two Worlds)

1 comment:

The McCallums said...

Thanks for sharing, Amy. What a catchy title.