History clarifies faith.
From that historic starting point we can clarify Jesus’ call to us.
Faith is Loyalty (Fidelity)
Josephus offered the man a chance to alter his destiny by transferring his loyalties. He offered a new allegiance.
1. Jesus’ call to repentance was not about feeling sorry. It was a long-term commitment to shift allegiance to a new master.
Josephus was challenging him to a new allegiance.
2. Jesus is it is not inviting us to lay down our abilities or our passions rather he is inviting us to bring those, along with all the aspirations they represent, and offer them to the service of God.
Josephus is inviting him to use all of his talents in service - to - him.
3. Faith is not what Jesus called us to believe. It is a pledge of allegiance he was asking us to make.