Following Jesus is not on today, then off tomorrow; then on again the next day: We must faithfully follow Jesus Christ daily!
Jesus expressly commanded this when he told his disciples, saying: “…If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross [DAILY], and follow me” (Luke 9:23).
This is of utmost importance because we do not know when the time is: in other words, we do not know when we will pass away. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
Once we daily take up our cross and follow Jesus daily we are at peace knowing that on the Last Day, the Day of Judgment, “… the dead in Christ shall rise first…” (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).
“For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living” (Romans 14:7-9).