Saturday, June 11, 2005

His Character in us

When the Savior walked on earth, He did the Father's will by
wholeheartedly involving Himself in people's lives. His purpose today is the
same: to reach the world with His love, through you. If that were not the
case, He would have taken you to heaven as soon as you were saved--that
would have been the safest thing to do! But you are here for a purpose:
to reach out with Christ's love to a world that desperately needs to
hear, feel, and see through your actions that Jesus really does care for
them. This happens one individual at a time, through your warm-hearted,
personal involvement in that person's life. Does anyone come to mind? Charles Stanley  

In our study in Hebrews this verse stood out:  

Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;  

The express image of the Father, the Greek word Charakter, an engraving tool, such as making the plates to print currency, carefully etched so that the duplicate is as the Master. We are to have the character of our Lord Jesus Christ. What I see most lacking in many who name his name is faithfulness. He is faithful and he always keeps His word. If we pray in His word believing he will honor His word. Are we people of character who keep our word? If we say we will do something, do we do it? If we make a promise, do we keep our promises?  

Luke 16:10  He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Luke 16:11  If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
Luke 16:12  And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?

All that we have is given from heaven. What will we do with what we have?

John 3:27  John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

What is God's purpose for your life? How are you fulfilling his purpose? Be faithful, be like his image with his character. I must be about my Father's business.


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