I just love how God keeps affirming what came out earlier this week.
I hid, He spoke… and He speaks still!
“A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ. If we were what we profess to be and what we should be, we should be pictures of Christ – yes, such striking likenesses of Him that the world would not have to hold us up and say, “He seems somewhat of a likeness”; but they would, when they once beheld us, exclaim, “He has been with Jesus, he has been taught of Him, he is like Him, he has caught the very idea of the holy Man of Nazareth, and he demonstrates it in his life and everyday actions.” A Christian should be like Christ in his boldness.
Be like Jesus, valiant for your God.
Imitate Him in your loving spirit; think kindly, speak kindly, and do kindly, that men may say of you, “He has been with Jesus.”
Imitate Jesus in His holiness.
Was He zealous for His Master? So should you be; ever go about doing good.
Was He self-denying, never looking to His own interest? Be the same.
Was He devout? Be fervent in your prayers.
Had He deference to His Father’s will? So submit yourselves to Him.
Was He patient? So learn to endure.
And best of all, as the highest portraiture of Jesus, try to forgive your enemies as He did. Forgive as you hope to be forgiven. Heap coals of fire on the head of your foe by your kindness to him.
In all ways and means, so live that all may say of you, “He has been with Jesus.””