Loyal to Christ

To be loyal to Christ is the Christian’s supreme quest in this life. That loyalty is shown in our obedient response to His teaching in the imitation of His life. The Savior showed His respect for departed friends and loved ones (John 11:11-36). His demand on the man who lost his father was not disrespectful of the dead (Luke 9:59-50); it was a test of loyalty.

There are more important matters in the life of a Christian than those that pertain only to this life in the flesh. But are we really trustworthy to Christ when we allow many distractions pertaining to this life to come before our duty to the Lord and His cause?

Are we loyal when we fail to attend services because friends came in to see us unexpectedly? Are we loyal when we fail to give liberally because we ran up too many bills buying items we did not necessarily need? Are we loyal when we do not invite people to study with us because we are afraid of making them uncomfortable? Are we loyal when we allow a headache or other minor discomforts to keep us from worship but not our jobs? Are we more loyal to Little League than we are to the Lord’s church? There are lots of other items that we would do well to consider.

See if, after taking the test, you find a few areas in which you need to change or improve.

Kyle Campbell