Never doubt. When the religious authorities were plotting to have Jesus killed, they also plotted to kill another man, not Paul, or James or John, nor any of the disciples that we know went on into ministry, but Lazarus.
What had he done?
Well Lazarus had done two simple things, things that we can all do – not that I am suggesting we are trying to encourage religious leaders to want us dead, but bear with me.
Lazarus obeyed the greatest commandment of all ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.‘ Matthew 22:36
What do you need to do to be used by God?
Love the Lord your God. You see, God does the rest.
So why did they want Lazarus dead? Not because of what he had done, but because of what Jesus had done in his life. Jesus raised him from the dead.
‘So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him.’
His story was so powerful it was influencing the people around him, his story had got out.
Lazarus was dangerous because he loved God and shared his story.
There is power in your testimony, share it.