Years ago when Warren Sapp was describing his love and devotion for his coach, Tony Dungy, he said, “I would take a bullet for him–if it wouldn’t kill me.”
The Bible teaches us to be so devoted to Jesus and His cause that we’d be willing to die for Him. Perhaps you’re familiar with Jesus’ words written by John who said, “be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Rev. 2:10).
How do you know that you’d be willing to “take a bullet for Jesus?” You first have to be willing to live your life for Him. To be so lost in His cause that living your life as a voluntary self-sacrifice comes, well natural. Here are a couple of passages that we should press upon our hearts:
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Rom. 12:1-2).
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it” (Matt. 16:24-25).
Have a great day living for Jesus!
Piedmont Road church of Christ