Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall… I Still See Me!


Why are those who believe in Jesus Christ repeatedly commanded to do the impossible? Why are we urged to love our enemies (love them?, the Bible tells us to serve them), submit to our authorities (seriously?), treat everyone as better than ourselves (huh?), and provide for those in need… even to the point of laying down our lives for them (!!!????!!!)?

It’s time for a moment of honesty… I didn’t just describe myself (shocker!). Well, maybe the parenthetical statements give semblance.

Yet, these words (minus the parenthetical statements) perfectly describe Jesus. He loved His enemies (of which I was one). He submitted to authority… even unto death. He treated everyone better than Himself, meeting all of our needs! Especially our greatest need… the need of His gospel, which He laid down His life to provide.

So why would the Bible insist we display these virtues as He did? To be like Him? The Bible…

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About mtsweat

Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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3 Responses to Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall… I Still See Me!

  1. granbee says:

    Dear ones, I have already commented on this wonderful post, reminding us of the ultimate love we should give back to God for giving His only son for us. I will just add here that we only have our entire selves to give back, but that is exactly what Our Father wants from us–just ourselves.

  2. Whoa…..

    I really super loved this and it was such a super dig of an eye opener and brain teaser that surely I am looking forward to reading your blogs.

  3. writinggomer says:

    This was a great post Mike. It is not easy to pick up the cross and follow Jesus. I identify with your first paragraph as well….huh? Won’t it be great when we get to give the “old man” the boot for good?
    Blessings to you and your wife.


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