One of the greatest mystery that has stunned me recently is how millions of we Christians Love Jesus and want to associate with his personality. We all admire His goods works. We are amazed at His sinless life that He lived. We even brag about it to unbelievers. But I stop to ponder and ask myself:
“What exactly do I really admire about this Jesus?”
“Do I also want to live that sinless perfect life that He lived?”
This is certainly a great mystery!
Millions of we Christians are like those seven foolish women spoken of in Isaiah 4:1:
“And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.” Isa 4:1
That One man is Jesus. We want to be called Christians by those around us but at the same time we want eat our own bread (false teachings) and wear our own apparel (self of righteousness). We want Jesus to take our reproach but we don’t want to have His righteous sinless life.
Someone once wrote:
“Jesus is worshiped and praised by masses of people, yet the idea of living a perfect, sinless life like He lived is considered dangerous, leading to pride, burdensome, and to be shunned!”
It was written about us thousands of years back by Prophet Isaiah under inspiration:
“. . . this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me [claiming to love My righteousness], but have removed their heart far from me [by their evil, imperfect thoughts and lives], and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men[false teachings that justify sinning until Christ second coming]” Isa 29:13.
Paul, the great preacher of righteousness wrote:
“But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.” Gal 2:17
Christ cannot be a minister of Sin. While we seek to be Justified, Forgiven, cleansed, delivered, revived, and made perfect and we still love and cherish sin in our heart; not hating it has Christ hated it, then we are making Christ a minister of Sin. It is high time for us to make a decision today to live the life of Christ. He is ready to give us this new life to reflect to the whole world.
Doesn’t it sound simple and easy? Yes it does. That’s the Mystery of Godliness.