If you’re much like me you’ve given a lot of thought to becoming more like Jesus. To emulate (copy) another person’s characteristics is the greatest compliment you can give them. One of the ways to do that is to know His attributes. Now to do them all would take an entire library so I’ve selected just a few to consider.
LOVE Doing what is best for others without expecting anything in return. 1 Corinthians 13:4:7-8
JOY Real happiness in every part of God’s creation. Nehemiah 8:10
PEACE A sense of tranquility which is a result of resting in His Spirit. John 14:7
PATIENCE Accepting all situations, even the really difficult ones, as part of God’s plan. Ephesians 4:2
KINDNESS A loving attitude toward all. Ephesians 4:32
CONTENTMENT Accepting God’s provision in whatever measure He gives. 2 Timothy 6:6-7
HOLINESS Set apart to join Him in His activities. 2 Corinthians 7:3
SENSITIVITY Opening our hearts and minds to compassion for those around us. Romans 12:5
JUST Doing what is right. Romans 2:11
SUBMISSION Yielding to God’s authority in all things. Ephesians 5:21
GRACE God’s free and undeserved favor. 2 Corinthians 12:9
There are so many more than these. It’s interesting that each of us, through the Holy Spirit, has them all. It really is our choice whether or not we let them shine through and out.
Blessings to you and yours!
A great reminder of how to love others, which pleases the Lord.
Somehow, this comment got put in my spam comments. Loving others is what Jesus was all about. Blessings to you and yours!
Some good points Marie although when God offers His Love and Blessings in Christ Jesus, He does expect something in return, we are to Love Him passionately with all our Hearts, Minds and Souls, yes with our All and we are to Love others too, which means take an interest in the good that interests them and we are to help carry their burdens and even cry with them, provide for their material needs if needed, yes we put them first as God does us.
We are also to seek after Him earnestly and to receive His forgiveness in Christ Jesus we need to have True heart repentance, which shows we believe in Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. But God asks for our willing obedience to His guidelines, He will not force us , He does not want Puppets.
“Christ”ian Love Always – Anne.
Yes, “God asks for our willing obedience to His guidelines…” He expects us to both know and live His Word.
Blessings to you and yours, Anne!
Jesus gave us 3 things love, hope and peace and the greatest was LOVE! I watched the mass with the Pope it was lovely and the singing in Latin was so nice. My dog was sitting by my side and when this one man would sing really his voice was high well he jumped up. Love, Linda
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