Jesus, The Example Set

1 Peter 2:21 ESV

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.

Whatever we celebrate about Christ’s doing today, whatever joy we have in His resurrection and defeat of death, we can hold on to not only as a great work for our sake, but also as an example to follow.It was His relationship and submission to the Father that brought it all about. Let that one thing be our focus, our desire, and our imitation of Him. Any other activity, motive, or movement must take second place.

1 Corinthians 2:2 ESV

For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

Revelation 2:4-5 ESV

But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. (Revelation 2:4-5, ESV)

I could go on. There are numerous places where Jesus emphasizes Himself as the point of it all and where the Apostle Paul, the Apostle John, and others state that whatever teaching they passed on, whatever other advice they gave, JESUS is the point and the fulcrum of all of it.

Celebrate the focussed Christ-Centered life today! Happy Easter!