The Pursuit of Virtue Through Jesus Christ – Part 1 of 3

Jesus Christ is about virtue in the human experience.  He is not about churchgoing.  He is not about lip service.  He is about doing what is good and right in the sight of God.

To properly acknowledge Jesus Christ is to forsake our selflessness and live in devotion to His interests.  Those interests are the welfare of others – most specifically, those others who are closest to us.  (The word “neighbor” essentially means “near one.”)  Beyond them, it includes those most in need of food or clothing.

Jesus Christ is not about winning the approval of people.  Rather His way of life is about winning the approval of God and often withstanding the disapproval of people in the process.

Jesus Christ loved you enough to give up His own life for you.  Unless you reciprocate His love, you will not have the inner strength to live a life of moral excellence.

With Jesus, what matters most is virtue.  (In biblical language this is the absence of sin and the presence of righteousness.)

Unless His virtue and His approval mean more to you than anyone or anything else in life, you will not find true happiness on this earth.

Bible notes on this post.

The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.

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