Jesus’ Will

A will is a legal paper that tells what is to be done with a person’s possessions after they die. A will is also called a “testament.” Jesus made a will. Why? So that when He died, we could know what He wants us to do. Jesus’ will tells us how to become a Christian and live with Him forever. We often call Jesus’ will the “New Testament.” The books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John tell us about Jesus’ life on earth. Jesus’ will is written in these books.

A will is not in control until a person dies. While a man is living, he controls his money and possessions the way he wants. After he dies, his will controls what will happen.

When Jesus died, His new plan went into effect. The old plan of Jewish law was gone. We should follow Jesus’ will today. Matthew 28:19-20 tells us about Jesus’ will for us. “So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything that I have told you to do. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of time.”

Thank Jesus today for His wonderful plan of salvation. And be sure to obey His will.