Thanks for stopping by Romans 8:29! I don’t know if you’re a Christian or not, but I believe Christians, myself included, can be guilty of leaving Christ out of our lives – for a few moments or a few years. Without Christlikeness, as we call it, Christianity is…just a bunch of rules.
“For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son, in order he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” (Romans 8:29)
Basically, in this text, the Apostle Paul is saying our lives are all about becoming like Jesus Christ. As Christians, Jesus is the older brother we’re all trying to imitate. It’s really difficult, and we all fail from time to time, but that’s got to be the point or otherwise we’re just trying to follow a lot of laws and commands.
This will sound blunt, and that’s okay sometimes, but if we say we’re Christians, but we don’t act much like Jesus, we’re probably not really Christians. The Bible says, “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.” (Luke 6:40) As Christians, we see and believe Jesus is our teacher. Jesus loved his enemies, blessed those who persecuted him, sat with sinners, healed the sick, and cast out demons, all to the glory of God, just to name a few things. As Christians, are we living up to this standard?
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