This blog post is taken from my Seminar Notes, and I’d like to start off by asking you to imagine that a man and a woman are about to get married, and the minister asks the groom if he’s willing to commit himself 100% to his wife and forsake all others.
The man smiles, and he says, “I do.”
The minister then asks the bride if she’s willing to commit herself 100% to her husband and forsake all others.
She replies, “Well, I’m going to be 99% faithful, but every several months, just for fun, I plan to go out with some of my old boyfriends.”
Now my question for you is, “if the bride actually said this, how do you think the groom would respond?”
And I share this with you, because the Bible refers to “Believers” as the “Bride of Christ” and there are a lot of “Christians” who think that it’s OK to give God less than 100%.
But James 4:4 says that Christians who love “the world” more than they love God are committing spiritual adultery.
And in Luke 10:27, Jesus said that we are to love the Lord with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
And my conclusion is that Jesus is either Lord of all… or He’s not Lord at all.