Do What Jesus Did
We have spent quite some time in looking at the life of Jesus. We have sought to understand the key attributes of His nature. In the process we have come to know that He came to earth to be our Savior, our protector and our guide to the heavenly Promised Land.
He came to give His life on the cross as a in full payment for our sinful ways. He came to break the bonds of the devils dominion over our lives. He rose from the dead to demonstrate that there is life after death and a place in His Fathers house if we choose to follow and become more like Him.
From all of this our conclusion is that we should all do as He did. We should all strive to become more like Him by conforming our actions and words to those He gave to us via scripture as examples for us to follow. Even in this respect Jesus gave us an example to follow as He Himself aligned His actions and words to those that the Father showed Him:
Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.” (John 5:19)
Jesus did what the Father did and as a result we look to Jesus for examples of what we must do to gain favor with God. We become imitators of God and therein examples to others in the process. When we set our actions and words in the direction that Jesus taught us, we will find that we can achieve even greater works than Jesus did:
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever; the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him. (John 14:12-21)