by Rev Joel Yong
1 John 2:6
Those who say that they live in him must live the same way he lived.
What does it mean to be a recipient of the new life that Jesus gives to all who follow Him?
Well, one who has received this new life, is changed. But in what way?
They are changed to live life in the same way Jesus lived life. They resemble Jesus in this sense. Not that they grow a beard, have long hair, wear sandals etc.
Jesus forgave His enemies.
Jesus trusted God in all things.
Jesus didn’t let obstacles stop Him, He considered the size of His God instead.
Jesus drew people’s attention towards God, not towards Himself.
Jesus lived in a way that showed people what God is like.
And so do the people of God.
That’s what being a Christian means.
More than a cross pendant or a leather bible in our hands.
More than a rite we undergo and a liturgy we adhere to.