And a certain scribe came, and said to him, Master, I will follow you wherever you go.…
Every man has a "Master"; business, home, etc., command and we obey. Every person has a master passion, also every man is a master. Has the power of will; is a servant by consent. The resultant of these two facts, is necessitated relationship to something.
I. Christ is a valuable companion because He embodies a lofty and PERFECT MORAL IDEAL, the expression of the grandest conception of truth this world has ever known. He gives the idea and the grace to imitate it.
II. Christ is a PLEASANT companion. Imparts joy and sense of security — hope.
III. Christ is a SAFE guide. But if a man is to follow Christ there are some conditions which he must observe.
1. There must be a fixed purpose. "I will " must be will and not impulse only.
2. You will require courage.
3. You will have to take on the habits of the Lord Jesus. You cannot follow Him and be selfish and narrow.
(J. R. Day, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.