Friday, December 11, 2009

The Image of Christ

I’ve recently discovered that what I resist in fellow Christians comes from me comparing them to the image of Christ, and finding fault. In reality, I’m not comparing them to the image of Christ, but rather to the image of me.

The only one qualified to measure people by Christ’s image is Christ Himself. Do I completely understand the image of Jesus? No. Besides, the image of Jesus has more to do with internal issues than external expressions.

I realize I’ve become more concerned with how their actions adversely affect me. I’m not really caring about them being conformed to the likeness of Jesus. If I was, I would be asking Jesus how to pray for them to be conformed to His image. Jesus sees there are more important issues in their lives than simply how their choices impact me.

And He’s resourcefully using them to help mold me into His image.

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” Galatians 6:2 (NKJV).

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