LIVING LIKE JESUS!

“Whoever claims to live in Him must live as Jesus did.” (1 John 2:6, NIV)

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So how did Jesus live? Did He strive to have the best job in the Middle East? Did He have a big house with all the up-to-date technology? Did He drive a nice new car or ride a healthy young camel? Did He have influential friends – those who could help Him get ahead in His carpentry business or in His ministry? What about His family life, His wife and children?

This makes me wonder how I have lived my life? What about you? What’s important to us? The bible clearly says that if we claim to be Christians, “we must live as Jesus did?” In my opinion, the most important thing that Jesus did was to place His Father first – His life was all about giving glory to God and taking no credit for Himself. He was all about love. In fact, “God is love.” (1 John 4:8,16, NIV)

To live as Jesus did means we are to “love one another”. By doing so, “God lives in us and His love is made complete in us”. (1 John 4:12, NIV)

John goes on to teach us “we should not love the world or anything in it. The world presents us with lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.” (1 John 2:15-17, NIV) In other words, when we follow anything other than Christ, we become corrupted and lost in our own sin. We need to lead! We need to follow Christ, and we need to lead others to Him!

Let’s get back to basics. Restart your day with a prayer asking God to show you how to live as Jesus did. It’s really quite simple. It’s just a matter of placing our Father first and giving Him the glory for everything we do! Very simply, it’s all about love!

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Enjoy your Tuesday, “Working for Christ”!

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14 Comments on “LIVING LIKE JESUS!”


  1. I love it!!!! This one is up on the coffee scale!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  2. Joe Quatrone, Jr. Says:

    “Go back to the basics.” Amen!

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  3. imconfident Says:

    It is all about love. L..ove O..overcomes V..irtually E..verything

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  4. Glenn Says:

    It’s all about love! Great last line. So true. Thanks for the reminder

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  6. Brook Says:

    Such a good reminder to live like Jesus lived…which is so unlike the world. Thank you Dave.

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