Devotional

By His Side

Michael Beck

“And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.” (Matthew 4:20)

If you had to pick just one person to travel with you on the road of life, who would it be? Who would you want by your side through each challenge you face? Who would you like to share your every day with? More than one person might come to mind. There might be many you’d like beside you, but there’s only One whose constant presence you need. You cannot afford to journey through life without Jesus Christ by your side.

Jesus is the good Shepherd, who will never fail or forsake you. He will never lead you astray into wrongdoing or harm. He will always lead you into paths of righteousness. You will never become a worse person because of His influence upon you. Day by day, He will make you better. When you are tempted to go down a wrong path, He will steer you right. When you are tempted to give up, He will uphold you. When you become weary, He will give you strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. And here is the best part of all: the longer you walk with Him, the more you will become like Him.

When He walked this earth, Jesus had a few who walked with Him. They told us how they were changed by His presence in their lives. Now it is our turn. Men and women can still walk with Jesus. He still calls out: “Come, follow Me!” Let nothing keep you back from answering the call to be by His side.


Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.