Written By Ben Dankaka
We should not only believe in what Jesus did, but should also believe in what He said.
Most times, we think of ourselves as humans who are incapable of becoming saints. Instead of thinking of ourselves as “little Christs”, we prefer to think of ourselves as imperfect people. Somehow, we’ve been conditioned to think that only heavenly beings are perfect. So when we fail to live the life that God expects of us, we blame it on our human nature. But Jesus himself disagrees because He said to His disciples, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect”. We should not only believe in what Jesus did, but should also believe in what He said.
The main reason why we are incapable of living perfect lives is because, most times, we live our lives without the influence of the Holy Spirit. We cannot be as perfect as our heavenly father if we depend on our flesh. If the Holy Spirit isn’t the one influencing you, there’s no way you can be perfect. Paul said, “Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires”
Prayer: Holy Spirit, come into my life and be my guardian. Amen.
REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 5:48; Romans 6:5-6; 1 Corinthians 6:17
Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.