In His Steps

God is waiting to show you the Way.

God is waiting to show you the Way.

21 For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.
22 He never sinned,​ nor ever deceived anyone.
23 He did not retaliate when he was insulted,​ nor threaten revenge when he suffered.​ ​He left his case in the hands of God,​ who always judges fairly.
24 He personally carried our sins​ in his body on the cross​ so that we can be dead to sin​ and live for what is right.​ By his wounds​ you are healed.
25 Once you were like sheep​ who wandered away.​ But now you have turned to your Shepherd,​ the Guardian of your souls.–2 Peter 2:21-25 (NLT)

​As Christians, the only person we can use as our example is Jesus Christ. He is the standard that we should strive to live up to. We, of course, will never reach that standard but, as Paul said, we should continue to “press toward the mark”
13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.–Phil. 3:14,14 (NLT)
​Any cases of injustice and​ offenses should be left in the hands of God. He will deal with those that are unjust in His own way and in His own time. We were once as helpless as sheep and needed a Shepherd and a Guardian. Jesus came to fulfill every need we have and He has done so abundantly. We are to walk in His steps. We will fall and when we do, He will carry us just like a shepherd carries a helpless lamb. We can lean on His everlasting arms and rejoice evermore.
11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;​ let them sing joyful praises forever.
​Spread your protection over them,​ that all who love your name may be filled with joy.​ 12 For you bless the godly, O Lord; you surround them with your shield of love.–Psalm 5:11,12 (NLT).

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