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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