Summary: Levi or Matthew was call to Leave all, rise up, and follow Christ. As we look at the Bible this morning, we will look not at the costs of following Christ but rather of the benefits of following Christ!
I. He will only allow you to go through something that He has not chosen for you (Job 1 jobs trials were initiated by God!
A. He has gone through the Trial before us. (Heb. 4:13-14)
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
B. He has made a way for us to escape the trial. (I Cor. 10:13)
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
C. Trials stay as long as He wants. (see Job)
II. He will always lead us to the right place. (Psalm 23)
A. His sheep know His voice.
B. His sheep have a place of rest
C. His sheep have protection
D. His Sheep have provision
III. He will never leave us. (Hebrews 13:5)
IV. He leads us exactly where He wants us to go.
Exodus 15:1; 16:1; 19:1; Numbers 13:1-3
A. God lead them into the wilderness
B. God taught them in the wilderness
V. He will make us into what we aught to be. (Jeremiah 18:6)
A. We will be shaped by the master
B. We will end up with Christ at the right destination
It is Christ’s choice what He makes us to be.