"Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did." (I John 2:6)
So the question comes, "How did Jesus walk?" Again we are not talking about a particular gait, or hitch Jesus had in his "get along". Rather this question challenges us to live as Jesus lived, so how did Jesus live? More importantly, how did Jesus treat people?
In I John, John is addressing the situation of people who consider themselves "spiritually elite" looking down on other brothers and sisters and pushing them aside. Their "enlightenment" was about what they thought they knew (special knowledge). However, John says light is seen not in what we say we know, but rather in what we do and in particular how we love.
Love is the way Jesus walked; it's how he lived. So what about us? Are we walking as Jesus did?
Yesterday in our sermon study group we came up with a list of ideas of what it looks like to love well.
We can help others, we can pray for others, we can forgive others who have wronged us, we can serve others, we can show others respect, and we can offer acts of kindness. All of these things are ways we can show Jesus' love to others.
So what about you? How will you show Jesus' love to people this week? Is there someone you can help, pray for, forgive, serve, show respect, and/or offer kindness? Make a plan, and then pray about it asking God to help you do it!