The One Who Comes to Me
“And him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”
Read John 6:37-59
Do you realize the magnitude of what the Lord says in this text? Anyone that comes to Him, He will not cast away. What a profound message this is for you! When we go to the Lord He will not ignore us. But, you argue, “You do not know how sinful I am. I know that I am in the wrong, but I cannot give up my sins. If the Lord Jesus is to accept me, then much must take place in my life.” Listen once more to what our text says: “And him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”
Yes, someone says, but my heart is often so cold that I have no desire to pray or to read. And, as for Sunday, it is often the worst day of the week. God will therefore not want to have anything to do with me. As for “not casting out those who go to the Lord,” that is my difficulty. I cannot just go to the Lord; so often I am filled with unbelief. Furthermore, the Lord Jesus Himself said, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him” (v. 44).
You must understand, however, that herein lies the power of the Gospel. Of ourselves we will not go to the Lord; He draws sinners to Himself. In Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, when Christian comes to the narrow gate, he reads the following words written above it: “Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” And when Christian had passed through the gate he looked back and saw the following words written on the other side: “You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you.”
What is it that really keeps you from going to the Lord?
This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Educational Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact: [email protected]