I often find myself to be merely a professor of the Lord instead or being a performer of his will and like me, there are many who profess (call on) the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and only a few who perform (do) what he wants them to do. Jesus himself asked, “Why do you call me, Lord, Lord and not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46) and likened the one who merely hears and not performs, as one whose house was built on a failing foundation (Luke 6:47-48). Jesus also warned that not every one who call, Lord, Lord will enter into the kingdom of heaven but only those who do the will of God the Father who is in heaven (Matthew 7:21) and this is the Father’s will, that every one sees his Son (Jesus) and believes in him, for in believing in Christ, he/she may have everlasting life (John 6:40). To do God’s will is to believe in His Son.
Points to ponder:
Are you/I a professor or a performer? Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God the Father (for that is his will)?
Luke 6:46 (KJV)
46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Matthew 7:21 (KJV)
21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
John 6:40 (KJV)
40And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.