Lord, to whom shall we go?
John 6: 67 & 69

When the Lord asked the twelve, “Will ye also go away?” Peter answered with a very profound statement, “to whom shall we go”? I have found in the waning years of my ministry we have tried to teach that humankind begins with God and ends with God. There is nothing more important in any life than a relationship with the Lord. There is nothing in this life that will profit you more than knowing the Lord and living the life He has given you to the fullest for Him. It might do us well to be reminded of what the Lord said in Mark 8:36, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?”

We have been taught that we can be anything we want to be and do anything we want to do. This is a true statement, but it is not a statement of truth for a Christian. When God, in His Son the Lord Jesus, brought you into the family of God you forfeited all your rights to your self will. At the moment of receiving the Lord Jesus in saving grace you become a professional Christian. Your life is then committed to the cause of Christ and that cause is to spread the Gospel of God into all the world.

Mark 16:15 – Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

The reason we Christians must go ye into all the world and preach the gospel is:

I Corinthians 6:19-20 – What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are God’s.

Colossians 3:4 – When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory.

Romans 12:1 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Romans 8:29 – For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His son.

To whom shall we go? There must be a realization that everything is about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. If He is not the central theme of your life, your salvation is in question.

-Bro. Forde