In the Same Way

When Jesus came to Earth as a human, He was able to live a perfect and sinless life. We are to follow our Example (1 Peter 2:21) and keep all the commandments of God (1 John 5:2-3) and move on towards a sinless perfection (Hebrews 6:1).

Being fully human just as we are, how did Christ manage to live to such a high standard? The simple and quick answer is that He utilized the Holy Spirit and kept His eye on the goal ahead. Now the more pertinent question for us today: how are we to follow in the steps of Christ and lead the same exemplary life? The simple and quick answer is in the same exact way that He did!

We have the goal of the Kingdom of God set before us (Matthew 6:33) and to help us get there, we have at our disposal the same exact means Jesus had …that is the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:6, 11). We have access to the very power of God with which all things are possible (Mark 10:27).

Through the Passover Lamb, Christ, the Spirit of God was made more readily available (John 1:29, 36; 16:7). Now it is incumbent upon us who are imbued with the selfsame Holy Spirit to make the most of it by calling upon God for the help that we need in order to live a more perfect life. If we do ask God for this help, He will hear and answer us, enabling us to accomplish THE goal of eternal life in His Family.