After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.
Levi knows Jesus is a Teacher. He also understands when a rabbi says, Follow Me, it is an invitation to become a fulltime student.
That’s why there’s no hesitation. It’s a no-brainer.
This is an easy choice for Levi. He immediately walks off the job to take advantage of Jesus’ offer for an education in life.
To enter the University of Jesus is an honor far greater than any other. To be a student of this Teacher is the opportunity of a lifetime.
The Teacher has special plans for Levi. He will become one of His twelve apostles. He will write the first book of the New Testament – Matthew.
Today, Jesus is still calling all people – Follow Me.
The decision should be equally obvious for us. Something we also do without hesitation - if like Levi - we realize the blessings becoming a student of Jesus will bring to our life.
Levi was willing to walk away from everything to follow Him.
Students today still walk away from anything standing in the way of being a serious student of this Teacher. For the Teacher has special plans for every follower.