“Do you love me more than these?” Jesus asked Peter this question. And He asks YOU the same question today.
1. Do you love the Lord more than your kinsmen? Are you willing to leave your family’s church or religion if it is not authorized in the Bible?
Jesus said: “He who loves father or mother.. .son, or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” He “came not to bring peace, but a sword” (Matthew 10:34-39).
2. Do you love the Lord more than your money? Is making of money the chief object of your life? “The love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Timothy 6:10).
3. Do you love the Lord more than pleasure, fun and sports? Jesus said in terrible times men will be “lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” (2 Timothy 3:1 -4).
4. Do you love Jesus more than the praise of men? The chief rulers “did not confess him, for fear they would be put out of the synagogue, for they loved the praise from men more than praise from God” (John 12:42-43).