If we are to be disciples of Christ, we must trust Him and place Him at the very center of our beings. Jesus never comes “next.” He is always first. The paradox, of course, is that only by sacrificing ourselves to Him do we gain salvation for ourselves.
19th century writer Hannah Whitall Smith observed,
The crucial question for each of us is this: what do you think of Jesus, and do you yet have a personal acquaintance with Him?
Indeed, the answer to that question will determine the quality, the course, and the direction of your life today and for all eternity.