Trouble With Honesty
By Dr. Jeff Lee

"Can you live without Jesus?"

One of them asked the question and the room instantly fell silent. In our Bible study, I've always encouraged openness and honesty; now they were putting me to the test.

What should my answer be?

"Jesus is my Savior and my refuge in times of trouble."

Or, "He is the Master of my life, whenever I let Him."

Or, "Jesus has been very good to me and I am very thankful."

Or even,
"I often pray for His guidance and help, especially when I do not know what to do."

Jesus asked His students the same question, "Can you live without me?"

Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God." John 6:68-69 (NIV)

Unlike Peter, I always have my own resources and backup plan. To be perfectly honest, I probably could live quite all right without Jesus.

By now, they were staring at me.

"I canít say I cannot live without Jesus." The confession came out far less painfully than I expected. And they were kind and let me resume our study.

Do I need Jesus only for His blessings? Or is it because He is God, the Master of my life and apart from Him, my life will be meaningless?

Can you live without Jesus?




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