#3872 – Jesus’ Standards

Good morning people who follow the life and example of Jesus Christ

Colossians 3:17 NIV And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Everything that we say or do should be something that we believe Jesus would say or do, and something that we can give thanks to God for.

“But Steve, that’s too high a standard, and more than just a little too fanatical!”

Naturally speaking (and that is an important clarification), I agree. But we are not created and called to live by what we naturally think or what the world tells us is right and wrong!

Let me put this thought and question to us all today:

“If we think that comparing ourselves to Jesus is too high a standard, who do we compare ourselves to in order to get our standard validated?”

Other people’s standards must never be the measure of my standards.

Jesus’ standards (evidenced by the life He lived) are to be the measure of my standards.

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