In this human body, it is impossible for us to live without sinning. Nevertheless, godliness, moral purity, and agape love are all attainable goals for us. Our dedication to the King of Kings requires that we not only be completely devoted to Him, but also have an extreme love for other people. He instructs us to be flawless, but not in conceit or in pursuing our own sense of moral living. He is reminding us that through Him, we can be what He wants us to be. He tells us, as children of God who are aware of our total dependence on Him, that we ought to make an effort to bring around His image in a worthy manner and that we ought to do this wherever we go.
We must always keep our moral compass in front of us and not go to the right or left. We have to keep Calvary in mind to remind ourselves of how much love has been shown to us. Why? So that we can show the love of Christ to others.
The Savior is telling us once again to imitate Him—to be like Him—to conform to His likeness. We are admonished towards purity and love. What does it look like? Keeping every promise we make. Returning good for evil. Praying for all people – especially for those who do not know Him. Loving those that are Not Like Us – people from different ethnicity, people from a different political party, people from another denomination, ALL PEOPLE!). Extending to others grace and mercy, just as it has been extended to us … and So Much More!
Christians have a responsibility to pursue, aim for, and labor toward the goal of reaching completeness in grace and goodness. Our lives should be such a reflection of Him that people can see Him in us everywhere we go!
Father – Please show us the way to godliness!!
We strive to get there through rules, but the truth that we know is that this is a matter of the heart. If we ask Him sincerely, He will place within us a desire to love people as He has loved us. Sinless perfection is only found in Christ! Only God can help us to live in perfect love in this world. He can help us to choose to keep our hands clean and our hearts pure. Just cry out to him and He can – and will! – truly lead and guide you.
Mistakes happen. But change is possible and cleansing is available through Him. He doesn’t give us any instruction at all that He, Himself, won’t help us achieve! He’s such a Good Father! Perfect in all of His ways to us. He knows just what we need and he calls us into pure love – because He will take us there! Hallelujah!