Do you have a dog? Does it snore? My cocker spaniel snores like crazy. Sometimes I’ll be lying on the sofa and she will be lying next to me – snoring up a storm. Now, the bad thing is we sound alike! My husband will ask, “Is that you, or the dawg?” I’m not sure what to think about that, but you have to admit it’s pretty funny.
Let me ask you. Are you so much like Jesus that people can’t tell you apart? If you’re like me, probably not. But, that’s our goal…to be like Jesus. That’s where we’re headed, to be so much like Him in the way we live our lives that we make a difference wherever we are. With each passing day we should be more like Him. Will we ever get to the point where we achieve that sinless perfection? No, not while we’re on this old earth.
In 1 John 1:8 the bible says, “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (NAS) So, if you run into somebody who claims to be sinless, watch out. You know the truth. But if you know somebody who’s striving to be like Jesus, encourage them. Cheer them on! Help them up when they fall. Let them know you can see Jesus in the way they live. Praise God for His mercy! Gwen~