We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys his word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
— 1 John 2:3-6
This is just a short little thought from a short, little brain-We all want to have faith in Jesus, but why not also desire the faith of Jesus? What in the world am I talking about? As evangelical Christians, we really want to push the idea of believing in Jesus, in Him as a person. But, what did Jesus believe in, what was his faith like, how did he live and think? It seems to me that we should strive more to have the faith that Jesus had rather than just believing in Him and thinking that is the end of the story. Many people say they believe in Jesus without really understanding who He is or what he stood for and believed in himself. How did Jesus walk? How did he live out the faith part of His life? That is what we should be striving for. Let’s try to walk and think and live like Jesus did, not just believe in or have a basic knowledge of Him. 1 John 2:6 says,”Whoever is in Him, must walk as Jesus walked”. I think that this is the “working out of your salvation” that is spoken of by Paul in Philippians 2:12. We are to live our lives out just like Jesus did, not just say we have faith in Him. Just something to meditate (see also “hagah” – Meditation – A New Perspective) on this week.
About the author:
Bob is the creator of this site and a disciple of Ray Vander Laan. Along with his wife of 50 years, he teaches a Bible study at Christ’s Church in Roswell, NM. He is also an avid hunter and fisher.