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Walk as Christ walked

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. 1 John 2:3-6 (NASB)

From the text, Christians are admonished to walk as Christ walked. This is difficult and very intimidating to do for Christ lived a sinless life. He demonstrated in all His life an attitude of service and self-sacrifice. So to take heed of the command to walk as Christ seemed to be impossible. Yet, inspite of the fact that doing so is next to impossibility for no one in this side of eternity will be perfect as Christ Himself is perfect, this should be the goal of every believer. “Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.” Once you become a Christian, Christlikeness becomes the goal. God knew that this goal will be impossible for those who were once living a life of rebellion and selfishness. This is why God did not leave His children to fend for themselves instead He provided them the Holy Spirit. The goal of Christlikeness could only be attained when you learn how to yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit. “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16). It is through the empowering of the Holy Spirit that makes it possible for you to walk worthy of God. He is the one who called you to belong to His Kingdom and to experience the glory that He prepares for those that trusted Him. “You are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you” (Romans 8:9). When you pursue the life God wants you to live by, you will start to walk by faith. “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). Since Christ brought you out from darkness into the light, you now will walk as children of the light. “If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth” (1 John 1:6). Walking as Christ walked will provide you the victory He wants you to experience in your Christian life. This victory is already a reward by itself yet there is more awaiting those who will overcome. “They will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments” (Revelation 3:4-5).


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