ARE YOU A GOOD CHRISTIAN OR DO YOU REALLY LOVE JESUS?

There are many good Christians in this world but many of them will not enter heaven because they do not love Jesus. They love being good Christians. They love their image of being a good Christian, they like doing things for Jesus but they have no desire to be with Him, to know Him, to hear from Him. 
The good Christians are like Martha that we read of in Luke 10:38-42. “Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. 40But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” 41But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
Only one thing is necessary, and that is to be with Jesus. Why? Because if we are with Jesus, we will tend to His words. We will do what He asks us to do and be able to serve Him. We will learn from Him. We will truly get to know Him and He will know us.
Martha was so out of touch with the Lord that she started telling Jesus to correct Mary, while Mary was doing what was pleasing to Jesus. Martha was a workaholic, a perfectionist. She might have been more concerned about the dust on the floor than the filth in her heart. She might have even asked the Lord to wipe His feet before He came into her house the next time He came around. Martha was more concerned about her image and correctness, than about being pleasing to Jesus. She might have been telling Mary to mind her posture and dignity, not sit on the floor at the Lord’s feet. Martha did not realize it, but she was a hypocrite. She was self centered. Notice her self righteousness and selfishness. She says:“Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.”
Good Christians are poor servants of the Lord, because they are concerned about many things, but not concerned about serving the Lord and catering for His desires. They are concerned about being right and proper. They are concerned about their ministry, their image, what other Christians might think or say of them. Good Christians are more concerned about what the Bible says, or what they believe it says, than about hearing from Jesus and doing what He says. They are busy people, hard working, perfectionists, working for the church, working for the Lord, studying the Bible, giving money to the church, teaching and correcting others, doing charity, serving others, but they are not pleasing to Jesus. They are more worried about other things than about their relationship with Jesus, just being with Him, waiting on Him, listening to Him, and being taught by Him.
Good Christians do not have love. They might say that they are doing things out of love, but they love their perfection. They do not love Jesus, nor their fellow men.
Jesus calls us to follow Him, be with Him, obey Him, serve Him, be taught by Him and to do His will. He want us to love Him, spend time with Him, love others, and therefor bring them to Him, so that they can also experience Him. He does not call us to be good Christians.
Are we good Christians or do we really love and serve Jesus? Let us spend time with Jesus and ask Him to search our hearts and show us how He sees us. Let us learn from Him, then we will be pleasing to Him.
May Jesus bless you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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