As Jesus Did
Live your lives as Jesus did.
Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.
All the glory, praises and honor be to God, the Heavenly Father in the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ !
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, the subject verse is something very important for us to introspect and question our way of life. From the subject verse, we can broadly divide it in to the two following questions. Are we really living in God? Are our lives akin to our Lord Jesus?
The Bible says, that we are the branches and Jesus is the vine. To bear fruits, the branches are to remain in the vine. A severed branch can never produce any fruit but withers away. Therefore, the question arises whether we are producing any fruits or withering away? Absence of God in our lives, duly acknowledges the dryness in us. And if we are producing fruits then what fruits – good or bad ? The Holy Scriptures says that only God is good. If we are in God, we shall bear good fruits. Definitely, those who produce bad fruits are from the adversary, the Satan.
4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.John 15:4 (NLT)
Taking the very nature of servant
Our Lord Jesus Christ came down into this world as the sacrificial lamb of God. It is important to realize, there are many a people who argue that Jesus lived on this earth with his godly powers. And they very much attribute the godly powers to be the reason for his sinless life. But this is absolutely a wrong and false notion on their part. For the Bible says, Jesus made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant. He left all his power, his authority, his throne and the heavenly riches to become a man. Moreover, he humbled himself much like a lamb that is brought to a slaughter house. Yes, He was obedient even to death on the Calvary cross. Jesus did all these out of love that he has for the Holy Father and for the mankind.
‘7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! ‘Philippians 2:7-8
Therefore brethren, where do we stand in our lives? Are we willing to do good without any prejudice, bear others burden or even willing to suffer for others? How is our attitude towards those who hate us or consider us as their enemy? There could only be questions and questions to ask ourselves.
Cast your burdens upon the Lord
Considering all the above, It is indeed very burdensome, but they all will become feather-weight when we put all those burdens upon our Lord and Savior. Therefore, when we love and show the same compassion like our Lord, everything seems easy. Moreover, we are not to rely upon our own strength, but on Jesus who enables us do great and mighty things. Finally, let every job or deed be done in the mighty and matchless name of our Lord Jesus Christ and for the glory of the Living God. Amen.