“The Call: What do I do now?”
Yesterday, you read excerpts from the calling stories of several disciples. Today, you’ll read Jesus’ instructions to all who answer His call.
As you read, notice the command that Jesus gives over and over again. He doesn’t assign a specific task like you might find on a to-do list. Instead, Jesus says, “Remain.”
Some Christians spend all their energy trying to bear fruit for God by sheer will through self-improvement, but that’s not the way to go about it. Want to be useful in the Kingdom of God? Remain intimate with Christ. Read your Bible. Do what it says. Pray. The fruit will come naturally as a result, but apart from Him, you can do nothing.
Respond to the following in your journal:
What did you learn through Bible study today?
How were you encouraged? How were you challenged?