Are You a Believer or a Disciple?

John 2:23 (NASB)
"Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, observing His signs which He was doing."

When you are in Christian circles, you hear talk about a person being a believer. According to Strong's Concordance (4103), a "believer" is one who has become convinced that Jesus is the Messiah and author of salvation. A "disciple", on the other hand, according to the Strong's Concordance (3101) is a learner or a pupil - one who is committed to the teachings of the Messiah.

Think about the early disciples of Jesus. They not only believed in Him, but they left all to follow Him (Matthew 4:22). They ate with Him, slept with Him, accompanied Him wherever He traveled, and absorbed His life changing messages about the kingdom of God. They did life with Jesus.

During these modern times, we may not be able to leave all to follow Jesus, but we can put Him first in our lives. We can do life with Jesus. What about you? Are you a believer or a disciple? I want to strive to do both.

Mildred's Gospel Corner