|Volume 23 Number 2 February 2021
The Horn of my salvation
(Psalm 18:1-2; 19:14; 59:11; 2 Samuel 22:2-3). “I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies” (Psalm 18:3).
The Christian life is not an easy one. The life of discipleship is a life of discipline – a life of denying self and living according to a higher standard. Christians were never promised this would be easy. Jesus often warned that to follow Him would lead to persecution, and He instructed those who showed interest to count the cost. The Christian life is not an easy one, but it is the most fulfilling life that can be lived, and it alone awaits the greatest reward. One need to look no further than Saul of Tarsus who gave up his aspiring life in Judaism to become a disciple of Christ. Not only did he give up his old life of being a notable figure within Judaism, but he also gave it up for the life of persecution of which Jesus warned. Yet, no matter how hard things got or how much he suffered, Saul (Paul) kept looking forward, knowing that the end would be far better than anything he could imagine (Romans 8:18). Discipleship is not easy, but there is nothing more rewarding than being a disciple of Jesus Christ!