#44 The Cross is a Divide
Posted: Thursday, April 20th, 2017Print
About The Mystery of Discipleship Series
Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.
Luke 14:27 AMP
Whosoever does not persevere and carry his own cross and come after (follow) Me cannot be My disciple.
The cross is the situation or relationship that you cannot control, cannot escape and do not want. It cuts across your will, confronts your strength and attacks your dream. The cross ‘crosses you up.’ It cuts across your path and ever makes a new fork in your road. The cross is ever a choice, a pivot of your history.
The Cross is the pivot of human history, the marker of eras, the end of human misery. It is the great mystery of God and only those who “carry their own cross” – their personal dying for Jesus’ sake – know its secrets.
The Cross is the great divide between believer and disciple. The disciple is proven by the Cross. The believer is exposed by the unwillingness to die.