Revelation 14:4: Following the Lamb.
“4 These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they remained virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among mankind and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb.” NIV
‘’…following the Lamb wherever he goes.’’
‘In my country the sheep are brought from one field to another by people with sticks and dogs. In the Middle East, to this day, the shepherd goes on ahead and the sheep follow him or her. They know the shepherd’s voice, but they also know that they can trust him or her to lead them to pasture, to water, to safety. No sticks, or dogs, are required. Jesus himself, of course, used this image of the shepherd in the tenth chapter of John’s gospel. And his call to people to ‘follow him’ is one of the most persistent commands he ever issued. One might almost say that, in the gospels, ‘following Jesus’ is the basic phrase which describes someone who belongs to Jesus, who believes in him…’ Tom Wright: ‘Revelation for Everyone’, p.123.
It is a human trait to want to make plans for our journey and ask Jesus to accompany us. The fundamental question for a Christ-follower to always keep in view is: ‘Lord, where are you going? I want to come with you. I want to join you in your activities.’
Following the Lord Jesus ‘’wherever he goes’’ will take you to some dangerous and difficult places. You can almost guarantee it. But your life will certainly not be dull!
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