Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
BECOMING LIKE JESUS
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10
As He did for us, we are to do for others – the spiritually lost, the captives, the sick, the hurting, the mentally ill, the homeless, the victims of events and circumstances, and those experiencing all the other pains of living in this fallen world.
In Luke 10:37, Jesus talks to us about showing mercy: Go and do likewise. This is not a suggestion, it is a command and requires obedience. I don’t think Jesus is pleased by believers who sit on their hands and don’t make themselves available to those people listed in the second paragraph.
A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35.
This very day, find someone in the list of “others” above that needs you to stand alongside of them. Don’t let this day pass without making a small difference in someone’s life.