Ray Stedman Daily Daily devotions – 5th May , 2018-How To Walk As He Walked

Topic:How To Walk As He Walked
A daily devotion for May 5th

Read the Scripture: 1 John 2:3-6

By this we may be sure that we are in him: he who says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. (1 John 2:5b-6 RSV)

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This phrase, abides in him, means exactly the same thing as fellowships with him. The Lord Jesus made that clear when He said, as is recorded in John’s gospel, No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me (John 15:4b). You can be in Christ, as a member of the vine, and bear only leaves. That is mere relationship. But if you want fruit in your life, there must be that further attitude of abiding in Him, resting in Him. That is what produces significant results in life.

The sign of abiding is to walk in the same way in which Christ walked. That does not mean to do the same things that Jesus did; that means to act from the same principle upon which He acted, to reflect the same kind of relationship to the Father that He had. That is the sign of fellowship.

What was the secret of our Lord’s power? That is what brought Nicodemus to Him by night: to try to ferret out the secret if he could. Many others came wondering what the secret of His power was. The amazing thing was that He kept telling people what it was. But we skip over it with easy disregard. He said, the Son of Man does not do these things of Himself. That is, I’m not doing this; the Father who dwells in Me is doing it. I don’t speak these words of Myself, but I speak only that which I hear the Father say. It’s the Father who speaks the words; it’s the Father who does the work. I am a man, available to Him, but He is in Me, and His working in Me is the secret of the things that I do. I am simply counting on Him every minute to be at work and to do these things, and He does them (cf. John 14:10-11).

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Life Application: What does it mean to have the life of Christ in us? Have we grasped this abiding reality that Jesus demonstrated to us as the way for us to walk with God?

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