THERE is great power in an example, whether good or the other. The population of God’s kingdom will be mightily increased by the fine examples of Christian living that are being set by noble Christians.

On the other hand, many dear souls are led down to hell by the bad examples which have been set before them and sometimes these bad examples have been set by professing Christians. How thankful we all should be for the perfect example which was left us by Jesus Christ. “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.” (1 Pet. 2:21.).

In the trying circumstances of life it is well to ask ourselves this solemn question. What would Jesus do? Did he set us an example for this particular situation?

When we think of Jesus, we think of work. He knew the value of time. Too many of us do not. He knew that the time was short in which he had to work. “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” (John 9:4.)

Nothing brings greater happiness than work well done. After we have really worked, we can enjoy rest. A labourer goes home to rest at the end of a hard and faithful day of work. The faithful Christian goes home to rest after his life’s work is done. ”Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” (Rev. 14:13.)

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Cor. 15:58.)

Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” (Phil. 2:12.)

We have been called to LIVE the work Jesus came to do which is to lay down an example for us to live by or on how to live. We are living epistles. “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.” (2 Corinthians 3:2-3)

In conclusion, Jesus could have gone straight to the cross to die, but he lived thirty three and a half years just to show us an example of how to live in our present days having received His life.

A next generation depends on what the previous generation has done. The big question is What legacy am I setting?



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