As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving (Colossians 2:6-7).
“When you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: ‘Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth’; Who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously” (1 Peter 2:20-23).
In this scripture we find the secret to living a God–pleasing life. Jesus is our example in that He is the pattern, not only before us, but stamped indelibly in our hearts by His eternal occupancy. Jesus says, “the Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him” (John 8:29).
What pleases the Father is a life of faith, of total dependency! Jesus, our pattern, lived this way, and so should we. He tells us that we are as He was, in the Father’s hands, and that no one is able to snatch us out! Since we are in His hands, we are in His plans! As a result, we should seek to please Him in total trust. Faith means we totally trust God. When we have total trust, we will commit ourselves into His hands and plans.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving” (Colossians 2:6-7). This scripture says that Christ is the soil, the substance in which we are planted. How then are we faithless, being rooted and established in Him? Unless we come to full faith in Christ, we will never realize the joys that await us in the Father’s plans.
Jesus never threatened nor retaliated. He never let His enemies know that He had the power to destroy them; He never did a stare down. He never, for a moment, stopped being the Lamb of God! He knew the power of His Father’s hands! Therefore, let us also live as did Jesus, completely in the safety of the Father’s hands.
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