Follow the example of Jesus Christ
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/05- “Serve As A ‘Real Life’ Example Of Papa God’s Love!” (Ephesians 5:1-2)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/05- “Serve As A ‘Real Life’ Example Of Papa God’s Love!” (Ephesians 5:1-2)
Premise Question: In actual practice, not just some ethereal premise that’s described with some wonderful sounding, highfalutin platitudes and soaring rhetoric, uttered sonorously and euphoniously, how are we, The Company of The Redeemed, really supposed to imitate, live out and follow the perfect example of Papa God’s unfailing love—His Son’s sacrificial offering up of His life for us, and then, truly serve The LORD and others, which will produce the desired result of a pleasing aroma, from our worship and service, that will ascend into the high and holy place, the very presence of Papa God?
“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.”
(Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT)
Serve as a “real life” exemplary illustration of Papa God’s great example of His unfailing love, that He has shown towards all of humankind; for He desires that we, The Company of The Redeemed, should emulate and fully implement His example of unfailing love into our own lives. Therefore, as the highly cherished children, that we are, we need to choose to conduct ourselves, making it our daily routine habit, to love in the same manner and way that Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior, loved us, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, when He voluntarily laid down His own life for us, without expecting anything in return, as the most delightful and pleasing sacrificial offering of obedience, completely surrendering His will to the will and divine purpose of His Father, our most loving, merciful and gracious Papa God, The One True Sovereign Almighty God. (Ephesians 5:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: First of all, let me acknowledge that the premise question is a huge mouthful to chew, swallow and then digest, in just this bottom line. But let me try and distill and simplify it a bit.
We have all the unique and innate ability to imitate Papa God because we are His children, created in His image, to do good works; works of kindness, to be long suffering, show favor, be merciful, gracious and to always be motivated and moved to compassion and genuine concern, by His great unfailing love for humankind.
We can choose to follow and emulate the perfect sacrificial example of Jesus Christ, by also choosing to lay our lives down for each other, with expressions of encouragement and support, generosity, hospitality, civility, empathy, while exhibiting great patience, as well as, always expressing our heartfelt gratitude, thanksgiving and sincere appreciation for and towards each other.
When we are successful in emulating/imitating Papa God, by following the true example of Jesus Christ, always endeavoring, making it our life’s ambition of living our lives, being influenced, motivated and moved to action by the unfailing love of Papa God, then our worship of Papa God and our service to each other, will become a sacrificial offering, that will produce a pleasing aroma, that ascends into the heavens and throne room of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty! Blessings…
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