There has never lived a man who was a better example of righteous living than Jesus Christ. He lived a perfect life, sinless in every way. He was giving, loving, compassionate, and caring. He served others with passion, He was selfless in every action, and relentless in pursuit of His goal — to show the love of the Father. In John 15:13, Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”
We read in the word that we should be following Jesus’ example, that we are to serve as He did and love with the love that He had. Is that calling way out of our reach? Our verse today tells us it is not!
When you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, He started His work in you. Through the power of the Spirit, you can rise above the flesh and you can live out the example of Jesus. When you place the wants and needs of others before your own, you lay down your life for them, “Walking according to the Spirit, not the flesh.”
Pastor Doug Hardin