Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Christ Follower? Then Imitate Christ!

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

If one claims to be a Christ follower, then I say, “Imitate Christ!” There are many reasons for doing so, but today, I offer you three:

Imitate Christ for your sake. Do you want to be spiritually healthy? Do you want to enjoy a robust, growing grace? Do you want deep rooted joy? Then, drink deeply of Christ's love and imitate Him. There is nothing as able to assist you in walking directly to heaven as bearing the image of Jesus. You are most happy when you are like Jesus. 

Imitate Christ for religion’s sake. True religion has been fiercely attacked by cruel enemies, but it has not been nearly as wounded by them as by hypocritical religionists. There is no weapon as deadly as a Judas-kiss. Inconsistent Christ followers have hurt the Gospel to a far greater degree that sneering critics or boisterous heretics.

Imitate Christ for Christ’s sake. Is His name precious to you? Is His kingdom dear to you? Is His glory first and foremost in your life? Are you longing for lost souls to be His? Then imitate Christ. Be a “letter (of Christ)… known and read by all men” [2 Corinthians 3.2-3].

Whoever says he abides in Him [Christ] ought to walk in the same way in which He walked. 1 John 2.6

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