How Are We To Live?

Mar 20, 2016 1483

Jesus…began to teach them (Matthew 5:1,2).

Other than the words from the cross, the Sermon on the Mount is the greatest utterance in all of human language.

It has been the comforter and the quickener of all ages; it sweetens life by bringing Heaven down to earth. Think how much it has meant to the world to have the ideal, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them” (Mt 7:12 KJV).

The picture of a God who sends rain on the just the unjust, that causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good – what that has meant to the world!

The practical admonition about not worrying about tomorrow, “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” (Mt 6:34 KJV) – what that has meant to the world!

It tells us to only live a day at a time. “After this manner pray ye: … Give us this day our daily bread” (Mt 6:9,11 KJV) – not tomorrow’s bread, but our bread for this day.

This Sermon teaches how the Christian should live. The Christian is to be like God, love like God, and forgive like God. The Christian is to be like Christ, and trust like Christ. Jesus walked in the consciousness of the presence of his Father. This is how we are to live.

– Des Ford. Rom 8:27–32. Adapted from “Christ’s Recipe for Lasting Happiness – Part 1.”

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