Following Jesus is the greatest challenge of our lives, since being a Christian demands that we have to deny many things for the love of Christ. The Lord himself said: “Everyone who wants to follow me, take his cross every day, deny yourself and follow me”. This is about walking in Christ, being like Him, walking like He lived living a life apart from sin.
The apostle Paul wrote:
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
One truth that we must always carry with us and understand is that Christ is the center of everything, He is the cornerstone, He must mean everything to us and if we isolate Him from our lives then we could no longer be called Christians, since Christ is the one that gives the reason to be to this movement that nothing has been able to stop it.
The apostle Paul also teaches us that we must look at the target of the sovereign vocation that is Christ Jesus.
Beloved brethren, we have been called to proclaim Christ and the truths of the gospel, teaching men that there is no other way to reach the Father except in Christ, that He is the only means to obtain salvation, since He gave His precious blood for us on the cross of Calvary to give us life.
So, if we have received Him, does not that mean we should walk like Him? Paul also said: “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). Christ is our example, our best example, since He was faultless and loved us with a love that surpasses all love.
Beloved brothers, let us live for Christ, let us walk in Him as children of light that we are.