What does it mean to abide? Some thought to consider following yesterday’s message.
This past Lord’s Day morning, we were brought face to face with the great reality of coming to Jesus; namely that one must not come to Him for stuff. We saw this exemplified by the disciples who had left John upon hearing, “Behold, the Lamb of God”, and followed Jesus. As Jesus turns and sees them following, He asks them, “What are you seeking?”. They answer simply, “Rabbi, where are you staying?”. As we examined this exchange, we learned they were in reality asking, “Where is it that you abide, because we want to abide with you.” Their motive for following was simple, to know Jesus by abiding with Him. In fact, one of those who heard John and followed Jesus was Andrew, who found his brother and shared with him, “We have found the Messiah”. The pattern is clear: hear who He is, come with the motivation of knowing…
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