For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow in His steps. 1 Peter 2:21

Recently a radio host asked her listeners if they had ever stolen anything. One of the most surprising responses was from the person who had once stolen a “What Would Jesus Do” bracelet. The person confessed that stealing a WWJD bracelet was certainly not something Jesus would have done!

That famous question—What would Jesus do?—came from an 1896 Christian novel, In His Steps, by Charles Sheldon. It posed a biblical question: In our walk and talk, how can we be more like Him?

On the outside, it happens as we diligently endeavor to imitate Jesus. The apostle Paul said, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1).

On the inside, it happens by the secret operation of the Holy Spirit. When Jesus ascended to heaven, He sent His Spirit to live within us and to live His life through us. As we walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:25), the personality of Jesus is formed within us. In this way, we work out our salvation as Christ works within us.

In what way can you be more like Christ today?

Christ became a man and, as a result of His earthly ministry, we see how God intended for humans to behave. Jesus is our unblemished example. Charles Swindoll

1 Peter 2:21-25

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