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To think for a moment that we can do what Jesus would do is the ultimate in ego. To ask ourselves “What would Jesus do” is something to think about, but not something we can do. On our best day, we are not “Jesus”, we are only sinners saved by Grace; no more than we could save ourselves, can we do what Jesus did.
To think for a moment that we can live the Christian life would be a big mistake. The old self is right there to take over when we least expect it.
“…let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.”
(1Corinthians 10:12 NKJV)
It is a matter of pride to think we can live the Christian life.
If it were possible…
then it would have been possible for us to save ourselves.
Only Jesus can save…only Jesus can live the Christian life.
As sinners saved by Grace, we must choose to die to self daily…
and allow Christ to live through us. “I live, yet, not I, but Christ in me.”
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live ; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
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