“He who says he remains in him ought himself also to walk just like he walked.”
Those who belong to Christ and are following Him, ought to walk through their lives just like He walked through His life with the Father. Jesus walked in obedience to the will of His Father and carried out all His commands. As we read the life of Jesus we see one who was perfect and loved God completely with all His heart, thereby keeping the commandment to love God with all His mind and heart and soul. We must persevere to do this too and not baulk at life’s difficulties. It is difficult to live as a Christian in this fallen world, but we can do it in the loving arms of our Father in heaven and in the deep power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
We are bound to remain in Him and walk worthy of the Lord. We will always make mistakes, but there is forgiveness and peace at the end of the day when we confess our sin. Rehearsing sin is not helpful and can bring us down into discouragement and depression, but we acknowledge our wrong and ask the Lord to forgive us and give us the power to turn from it. He forgives us and does not constantly bring it to our remembrance, that is from the enemy and we resist him.
The Lord is able to keep us in times of temptation and weakness. Only He is able to do that and we rest on His amazing power and love. What would we do without our blessed Lord Jesus? He is our Saviour and the lover of our soul and will bring us safely home to heaven. Our preoccupation is to walk worthy of Him and to bring glory to His name. We remain in Him because of His sustaining power and His holy grip on our life that keeps us on the heavenly way.
Beloved, let us not hold back and miss the blessing of the Lord. Let us hold fast to our profession of faith and live as obedient children full of love, faith and good works.