Do you think that you can live as Christ lived? What do I mean by that? Let’s review some passages from the Scriptures.In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. (Phil 2:5 NIV)This verse of Scripture advises us to have the same outlook or convictions that Jesus had. Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest. (Mt 11:29 CEV)Jesus calls us to wear the same “yoke” that He wore. He says in so doing, we will find rest for our souls.To whom or to what are we yoked (or coupled)? Once we accept Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we are linked to Him. This means that we humbly do His will and allow Him to guide and to direct our lives.The one who says that he abides in him must live the same way he himself lived. (1 Joh 2:6 (ISV)We must live the same way that Jesus did. He lived in obedience to the will of the heavenly Father, and He operated in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was our example.For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 16 Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. (Joh 13:15-16 NKJV, emphasis added)We are called to the same lifestyle, and to the same love for and obedience to our Father God that Jesus had. And God has given us the necessary grace that we need to empower us to do so. Hallelujah!
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The Nature of Love
What is the nature of love, especially God’s love? The Scriptures teach us what we want to know.
We need to ask the Lord to give us wisdom, insight and revelation knowledge about these passages.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Cor 13:6-7 NIV)
Love is patient, love is kind, it is not jealous; love does not brag, it is not arrogant. (1 Cor 13:4 NASB)
. . . but love covers all offenses. (Pro 10:12b NIV)
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life. (Joh 3:16 CEB)
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Pet 4:8 NIV)
God’s kind of love, which we should desire to imitate, is described in these terms.
LOVE does not:
- Delight in evil;
- Is not jealous;
- Does not brag; and
- Is not arrogant.
- Rejoices with the truth;
- Always protects;
- Always trusts;
- Always hopes;
- Always perseveres;
- Is patient;
- Is kind;
- Covers all offenses;
- Gives; and
- Covers many sins.
This is the kind of love that God showers upon us each and every day. And in order to be His ambassadors on this earth, it is our calling to share this same love with everyone. Glory to God!