No two words have done more to change a life than “Follow Me!”
The words in this verse, spoken to a tax-collector named Matthew, caused him to get up and follow Jesus. It decided the rest of his life.
Those same two words were spoken to fishermen changed their lives too as they followed Him.
I would only follow a stranger warily and very cautiously.
I would follow someone I know with discretion.
I would follow a friend freely.
Jesus is a friend.
Those that follow Him do it freely and without being forced.
Following Jesus leads to grace, peace, forgiveness, joy, and eternal life.
It’s a decision I’ve never regretted.