As Radical as Jesus

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Jesus crucified on the cross

 

Okay so one of the most radical person I have know is Jesus.

As Christians we should seek to be as radical as he was.   Jesus was not a “waggonist”, he did not follow the status quo.   He hated any form of hypocrisy and he loved all humanity.

That is what we should strive for.

Today too many Christians are contented to move with the crowd, even if it means we do not look like Jesus.    Jesus never cared what the masses thought because he was always about his master’s business.

We should seek to be as compassionate as Jesus was.  He was always moved by compassion even for the vilest of sinner. Remembering at all times that being compassionate does not mean that we are in agreement with the way the person is living their lives.  Persons are more apt to listen to us and change their ways when we approach them with the kind of compassion that Jesus displayed.

 

We should seek to be less judgmental.   The bible tells us that we are inexcusable to judge…I don’t know about you, but that word  “inexcusable” is a very serious word; and if we really stopped to think about it, we would run as far as we can from judgmental practices.

Let us be radical in how we serve; how we respond to the people around us.   Jesus did not move with the masses and he was never afraid to be different.   When the crowd came against the woman who was caught in adultery, he shocked them by making that famous statement.   So it is for us today, we can only cast the first stone if we have no sin.   Since not one of us is without sin then we should be more careful how we respond to our brothers and sisters.   Just because the crowd is saying it does not mean we have to follow it.  If Jesus would not go with that decision then we should not either.


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25 Responses

  1. brujsims says:

    Reblogged this on Using God's Word in Everyday Life and commented:
    To go with the flow of the world, will only lead you down the waterfall down to Hell. Swimming against the current is no easy task, the current of this world is strong indeed. But with Jesus by our side, we can swim against the current with ease.

  2. Leigh Powers says:

    I think what you said about Jesus not caring about what the masses thought because he was so consumed with his master’s business is so key in this. If our goal is on being God-pleasers, our fear of what others think pales in comparison.

  3. Radical is the narrow road, compassion and mercy married with righteousness and set-apartness.

  4. Andrea says:

    that’s the kind of radical we should all strive to be! 🙂

  5. Susannah says:

    Amen!!! There’s no better person to fashion our lives after than Jesus Christ himself!

  6. Anna - Southern Breeze Collections says:

    I love this post! I’m in complete agreement 🙂 I hate to see Christians judging others because they don’t live their life the way they feel they should. Jesus loved everyone no matter what, and his compassion and mercies is what draws us to repentance so judgements will never draw anyone closer to him. Great post 🙂

  7. Marissa says:

    It never ceases to amaze me that when I am in the Word and truly looking to my Lord for how my days should go, radical actions happen. When I try to do on my own, well the crowd tends to take me along with them.

    Marissa

    • @Marissa I am with you on that one. When we look at how He operated with those around Him and situations, we realize that we have a far way to go. The good thing is to realize because once that happens then we have already won half of the battle

  8. Compassion without compromise is what we should aim for.

  9. miragonz says:

    Very good and great reminder that Jesus was compassionate at the same time that He was against sin. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Nicole says:

    Being like Jesus is certainly a daily, life-long process isn’t it? Thanks for reminding us what is really important!

  11. apoetic1 says:

    It is a shame that even amongst Christians, being “like Jesus” is considered radical. Perspectives have been skewed for so long, corruption and false representation so prevalent, that to simply live out this walk as we should surprises our own brothers and sisters in Christ. Discernment gets lost in judgment, and regulation of self turns into a bar of measurement by which we constitute the worthiness of others. Love sees the potential in all, treasures the tiny pieces of Light’s reflection in the lost, when others look away or over or through. What a better world this would be if more Christians took the time to invest in personal relationships with the least of us. Actions, not words… heart, not handout… love, not Bible bashing. Jesus came to save sinners, not saints… and as you say, no one is without sin, so we ALL need saving. Humility is the greatest lost virtue. Lovely piece <3

  12. Adam says:

    Well said! Jesus definitely busted up the status quo! We need more of this kind of thinking. Keep it coming!

  13. Yep, I doubt Jesus would have had time for the coffee clutch environment. Church would be outside and we would be living the Word.
    So great to meet and follow you