A Different Way of Life

John 8:12 (NRSV)  Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

By his example, Jesus showed that sin in the flesh was not unavoidable and that we really are better off without it. He came right into this earthly arena with us, where the law had failed because of the weakness of the flesh, and he took on the same kind of body we have. It would have been no great thing if Jesus had stayed in heaven or just made some sort of appearance without a physical body like ours. But he came to earth and showed that it could be done.1

Jesus became flesh—God incarnate—and that is how he condemned sin in the flesh. He showed sin to be just what it was, and that’s how he condemned it. He didn’t come and stand around saying, “Sin is condemned!” He came and showed how good life under God could be in the flesh. So that everyone who looked at sin after that would say, “That’s horrible! That’s not the way it should be. There ought to be another way.” There is another way and the life of Jesus shows what it is. He gave us a different way to live, and he laid down his own life to enable us to live it.


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    1. So true, Jesus IS my all in all HE saved my life literally when I tried to take it. for His purpose and now I am, after the trip will have the joy of fulfilling HIS last wish which is an Honor for me to do. Jesus, my Lord, Father God, Holy Spirit, our Trinity, is the love of my life and HE Is so very good. I was in deep darkness until I was 42 then, 14 years of getting rid of sin and pain, now the light shines that is why my site name. UGS Can you write some poetry one day for me to reblog, about the Lord? PLEASE Pray and Ask him if you should. Thank you, my friend.

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      1. Pat, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Your story is an amazing one, and I am so thankful that you found the light of Christ to bring you out of darkness. You are more than welcome to reblog anything that I write.

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