This was a student who had been set apart
Reference: “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:11 NIV
Explore: When I was in high school a group of year 12 boys were caught out of the school grounds during school time. While this was against school rules, the bigger scandal was that one of the boys was a prefect.
This was a student who had been set apart from many other year 12s and held up as a responsible leader of the school. The school had acknowledged him above other students; therefore the expectation on him was greater.
While his behaviour had been the same as each member of this group of boys, his was deemed more of a rebellion as it was expected he would know and do better.
Application: When we follow the life of Jesus we learn how to live as He lived. With this knowledge we can assume to live a more Godly life than those who don’t know Jesus.
And yet, just like the prefect who misbehaved, so often as Christians we act just as appallingly as those who have decided not to follow this higher calling. And yet, we have been justified in Christ Jesus and so, it could be expected that we have a greater calling to live up to.
Yes, we are all sinners and we all fall short, but with the knowledge we learn in scripture of how to live, we can rise above the sinful behaviour of this world and show people by our actions that we follow Jesus.
Prayer: Lord, remind us of how You lived so we can follow in Your ways. Amen.
If someone looked at your life who would they say you follow?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.