His disciples climbed the mountain behind Him. Can you imagine the questions in their minds? These were men who were only recently called away from their fishing boats and tax records. They had entered this whirlwind of ministry with this new teacher. The excitement of the crowds, the healings, the deliverances undoubtedly had them feeling an adrenaline rush.
Jesus called them away from all of that to come and listen to Him.
He climbed the mountain, sat down and waited for them to catch up. When they got to where He was, He began to teach them. He taught them a new way of thinking: different attitudes, a new philosophy of life, a higher set of morals, that prayer and worship should be meaningful, all of the new aspects of the Kingdom. He concluded this sermon by warning them that failure to heed His words was to build a life that is destined to collapse.
Has that principle changed? I don’t think so. It is still God’s desire for us to hear the words of Jesus. Throughout the Gospel of John, Jesus repeatedly reminds the disciples about the value of His words calling them doctrine, truth, spirit and eternal life.
Yet we so often fail to sit at the feet of Jesus. We replace worship with work. We ignore prayer, substituting the latest leadership methods for the power of the Holy Spirit. Our Bibles collect dust while we read the latest Christian best-seller on how to be a better person.
The voice of Jesus still patiently calls, “Come, climb the mountain with me. Sit at my feet and learn of me.”
A comment after the last post in this topic made reference to the fact that our ministry should flow out of time spent with Jesus. This is so true. I am learning that the things God wants me to do are actually the things He wants to do through me. This will only come about if I am maintaining fellowship through personal worship of Christ.
Jesus calls to you, He wants you to sit at His feet, hear His words, get to know Him better. Are you too busy to come?