10 Qualities of Jesus Men Should Strive to Have
When I was a child, I used to like shooting hoops on my front driveway.I’d pretend to be Isaiah Thomas, David Robinson, Magic Johnson, or Michael Jordan, among other athletes.I’d go so far as to lower the hoop so I could slam it.
When it came to basketball, I was a long way from being like any of those other players in the league.However, it was a lot of fun.We all have role models in our professional lives, as well as in our personal lives.There are certain individuals who have achieved success that we aspire to mimic, and there are others who have lived lives that we aspire to emulate as well.
Both my father and my father-in-law are examples of such individuals — guys who, sure, have had good jobs, but who, more significantly, have been excellent spouses, dads, and leaders in their communities.Both of these gentlemen, as well as numerous others who come to mind as I write this, have lived their lives in the spirit of one example…and it is the example that we should all strive to emulate: the example of Jesus.My daughter recently inquired as to how Jesus could be both fully God and totally man at the same time.As a theologically complicated question goes, I’ll admit that I don’t comprehend it completely, at least not to my own satisfaction.Nevertheless, I believe God’s word, and I am aware that, when Jesus was physically here on earth, He traveled the same figurative paths that I, as a man, traverse every day.
- He had an emotional experience.
- He became exhausted, hungry, depressed, and enraged.
- And, throughout it all, He lived a faultless life and served as an example of the type of guy I should aim to be.
- As you consider the life of Jesus, consider the following ten character qualities that He embodied and that are significant for us today as men.
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10 Attributes Of Jesus’ Relationship With His Father (And what we can learn from them)
- The section we’re about to read is just incredible. Amazing because it’s a revelation of the most significant connection that has ever existed: the relationship between Jesus and his Father, which is revealed in this passage. Ten characteristics of the ideal connection between the Father and the Son are clearly articulated by Jesus himself in this passage. From John 5:17-37, we’ll take a look at those 10 characteristics of Jesus’ connection with his Father. (I strongly recommend you to read the text first.) After that, we’ll look at Jesus’ connection with his disciples, and then we’ll look at Jesus’ relationship with you, in the last section. The following are ten characteristics of Jesus’ connection with his Father. 1) Jesus is a mirror of his Father’s character and attributes. Jesus operates in the same way that his Father works. Jesus imitates his Father, and he acts in the same manner that he observes his Father act. ″My Father is working till now, and I am working,″ Jesus responded. ″I am working.″ Moreover, he stated that ″the Son can accomplish. just what he observes the Father doing.″ (See also John 5:17,19.) (In the first chapter of the new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People, we looked in depth at the power of imitation (And how you can love like Jesus). 2) Jesus is completely reliant on his Father. ″He is incapable of acting on his own volition.″ (See also John 5:19) As a member of the trinity, Jesus is equal in divinity, yet he is subordinate in his function as a human person, as the Son of Man, walking the face of the world. Jesus approaches his Father with a humble demeanor. (276-277) (Keener, p. 276-277) 3) Jesus has trust in His Father’s love for him. ″For the Father loves the Son,″ Jesus declares in the Gospel of John. (See also John 5:20) From this place, Jesus derives his sense of security. Unlike other people, he does not place his reliance in human persons’ feelings for him. As a matter of fact, when it comes to his own self-worth, he doesn’t care what anybody else thinks of him, except than his Father. Jesus did not ″entrust himself″ to any one. (See also John 2:24) His confidence in His Father’s love for him provided him with a sense of security. In order for Jesus to observe himself at work, the Father grants him permission. ″He shows him everything that He Himself is doing,″ the Father says. (See also John 5:20) And that’s exactly what Jesus accomplished in his connection with his disciples during his career, when they lived together for three years at a time. Towards the end of this essay, we’ll discover a bit more about it. 5) Jesus has complete faith and confidence in his Father. ″And much greater deeds than these will he demonstrate to him, so that you may be amazed,″ says the author. (See also John 5:20) Jesus was certain, he knew, and he had faith that the acts that his Father had promised him would come to pass. His raising Lazarus from the grave was a significant event in his life. His own ascension to the throne of grace. As well as the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. All of this was still to come, but Jesus placed his trust and confidence in his heavenly Father, knowing that He would see him through. 6) Jesus and his Father are in the same line of work: they are in the business of providing life, of bringing the dead back to life. ″For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life, so too the Son gives life to anyone he wills.″ (See John 5:21, as well as John 5:24-29) 7) The Father places a huge deal of burden on Jesus’ shoulders. The Son of Man, who is also God’s own Son, has spent his entire existence in the body of a human being. He’s been where we’ve been, experienced what we’ve experienced, and suffered much more than we’ve ever suffered. He has been misunderstood and abused in a way that no one else has been misunderstood and mistreated in all of human history. Given his full qualification to judge, the Father ″has delegated power to him to administer judgment because he is the Son of Man,″ as Jesus explains in Matthew 5:17. (See also John 5:22 and 27.) 8) There is no sense of rivalry between Jesus and his Father in any way. There is complete and total harmony. Each acknowledged that the other was to be honored on an equal footing with them. According to Jesus, he, Jesus, is to be worshiped ″in the same way that they honor the Father who sent him.″ (See also John 5:23) They regarded one other as equals and took joy in the other’s recognition and acclaim. (In addition, Jesus’ claim to be on an equal footing with his Father constitutes another claim to divinity. Because there is no one who deserves to be respected in the same manner as God is. (See Isaiah 42:8 and 48:11 for further information.) In the ninth point, Jesus lives for the will of his Father: ″.I seek not my own will, but the will of him who sent me.″ (John 5:30 a.m.) As a member of the trinity, he is equal in Deity, yet he is subordinate in his position. In the course of his life, Jesus never performed a miracle for himself. He only ever grew enraged in the defense of others, and never in his own defense. He didn’t have a mansion, a horse, or a huge screen television
- all of the money he earned through his ministry was donated to the less fortunate. It was his Father’s will that Jesus lived
- he didn’t live for himself. He did everything in accordance with the will of his Father, and his Father’s will was for Jesus to transmit his Father’s love for us via his actions. (276-277) (Keener, p. 276-277) (Refer to point number two.) Jesus’ validation comes from his Father, John the Baptist, who bears witness to Jesus’ divinity, but Jesus claims that the testimony that matters to him does not come from a human witness. (He said that he simply brought up John’s testimony in order to spare those who were listening.) However, the witness that Jesus is concerned with ″is greater than that of John.″ God’s witness is the only testimony that matters in Jesus’ eyes. In Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 17:1-8, and John 12:27-30, God spoke audibly, verifying and authenticating his Son’s deeds and character. God uttered these words to Jesus throughout the early, middle, and last years of his public ministry, specifically during the first, second, and third years of his life. (See John 5:31-37 for more information.) The Relationship Between Jesus and His Disciples You may have already seen the parallels between Jesus’ connection with his Father and the relationship between the disciples and Jesus at this point. 1) In the same way that Jesus reflected his Father, the disciples want to mirror Jesus. 2) Just as Jesus was reliant on his Father, they were reliant on Jesus for the words that would give them eternal life. ″Lord, where shall we go from here? According to John 6:68, the disciples answered, ″You have the words of eternal life.″ 3) In the same way that Jesus has trust in his Father’s love for him, the disciples have faith in Jesus’ love for them as well. It is said that they had such confidence in Jesus’ love that, according to Church tradition, all save John dedicated their life for the cause of Christ. We observe Jesus, as he disciples the twelve, allowing them to witness himself at work, just as his Father enabled Jesus to witness himself at work. During their three-year residence with Jesus, he demonstrated all he accomplished to them. They heard his prayers, seen him ministering, and observed him respond to adversity in his life. Jesus demonstrated all he was doing for himself. Continue reading the list to discover how Jesus’ connection with his followers was remarkably similar to the relationship that the Father had with Jesus on the cross. The ramifications for evangelism are significant. The reason for this is that we find in the scriptures Jesus’ basic connection with his Father, which is described by Christ himself. In the following scene, we find Jesus replicating that interaction with a small number of disciples. ″If you were the pastor of a large church in a major city, what would be your plan of action?″ a question was posed to Billy Graham at one point. ‘I believe one of the first things I would do would be to form a small group of eight to ten to twelve individuals around me that could come together a few hours a week and pay the fee,’ Mr. Graham responded. It would take some of their time and effort to complete the task. Over the course of several years, I would share all I had with them. Then I would have a total of twelve lay ministers, each of whom might teach eight, ten, or twelve additional lay ministers in their turn. One or two churches that I know are doing this, and it is completely changing the way people think about church. Christ, I believe, established the precedent. He spent the majority of his time with a group of twelve males. He didn’t spend it with a very interesting group of people. To the contrary, it appears to me that he had little outcomes whenever he drew a large audience. According to my observations, the best outcomes came from this one-on-one interview as well as the time he spent with his twelve.″ (Billy Graham, as cited in Robert E. Coleman’s outstanding book The Master Plan of Evangelism) (Courtesy of Robert E. Coleman) Although Jesus did not ignore the needs of the people, he devoted the vast bulk of his time and energy to his followers. The Bible demonstrates what Graham pointed out, namely, that Jesus’ commitment in the small and personal group of followers who were his disciples was responsible for most of the rise of Christianity in the first century. As much as Jesus’ Father invested in him, Jesus invested in his connection with his followers as well. Jesus’ Relationship With You and With Me is a two-way street. It goes without saying that there are ramifications for you and me as well. What we have in John chapter five is a rich supply of information that we may use in our own personal connection with Christ. To begin, I invite you to read through the 10 characteristics listed above and pray, ″Lord, show me what I need to change, show me what I need to do, in order to make my connection with Jesus as similar to Jesus’ relationship with You as possible.″ 1) ″Please help me to be a reflection of Jesus in every way.″ Fill me with the presence of Jesus. Make the attitude and countenance of Jesus a blessing upon my life. ″Please send your Holy Spirit to assist me in loving like Jesus.″ 2) ″Assist me in learning to rely on Jesus in the same manner that Jesus leaned on you.″ 3) ″Assist me in placing my trust in Jesus’ love for me. Make me feel confident in his love. Allow Jesus’ love to be my source of security, rather than the acceptance or rejection of others.″ 4) ″Assist me in understanding how Jesus functioned. Show me all that Jesus accomplished. ″In order for me to become more conformed to his likeness.″ ″Give me trust in Christ’s plan for my life,″ I pray. 6. I pray that you would bless me with your serenity and free me from anxiety. ″Inspire faith and confidence in me, Lord.″ 6) ″Please assist me in being of service to you. I pray that you would grant me the wonderful honor of working with Jesus in the job of bringing people into your kingdom.″ 7) ″Make use of me, Lord!″ 8) ″Please assist me in doing what is right in Jesus’ name. Please help me to avoid being a competitor with him. ″Please help me to overcome the temptation to pursue my own goals and aspirations in a way that is in conflict with Jesus’ plans and wishes for my life.″ 9) ″Send your Holy Spirit to me, so He may do His work in me, and that He may fill me with love for Jesus with all of my heart, all of my soul, all of my intellect.″ ″Please help me to love you so passionately that I will live my life to fulfill your will.″ 10) ″Please help me to not be concerned with what people think of me, but instead assist me to be concerned solely with your testimony about me.″ The relationship between Jesus and his Father is defined by ten characteristics. I’m not claiming that they are the sole characteristics. However, in the Gospel of John, Jesus provides us with these 10 commandments. They are shared with us by Jesus for a cause. He provides them to us so that we might learn from them. And Jesus appoints them as role models for us to follow in our own relationship with Christ. You may also be interested in Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
- Imitating Christ — From the new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus)
- References and Resources: Bible Gateway
- Craig S. Keener, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, InterVarsity Press, 1993
- Robert E. Coleman, The Master Plan of Evangelism, Revell, 1993.
- Kurt Bennett’s recently published book is now available for purchase on Amazon! Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Showed Love to Those Around Him (and how you can love like Jesus) Bennett’s journey to study Jesus begins with the tale of how, after a lifetime of regular church attendance and Bible study, he was pushed by a pastor to study Jesus more deeply. This resulted in an obsessive seven-year deep dive into the subject. After poring over every encounter between Jesus and another human being, he recognized that he was doing a far better job of studying Jesus’ words than he was of following Jesus’ teachings and example. He decided to change his ways. Bennett’s own moral failings are shown in an honest and forthright manner, demonstrating that he wrote this book as much for himself as for others. Love Like Jesus looks at a number of tales, examples, and studies, including: specific instances of how Jesus expressed God’s love to others
- specific examples of how Jesus conveyed God’s love to others
- and specific examples of how Jesus communicated God’s love to others.
- How Jesus exemplified all five of Gary Chapman’s love languages (and how you might do the same)
- The tale of how Billy Graham demonstrated Christ’s great compassion and grace for a man who had misrepresented Jesus in the eyes of millions of people
- How to reply to detractors in the manner of Jesus
- How to love those who are unlovable in the same manner that Jesus did
- How to survive a life of loving like Jesus (or how not to become a Christian doormat)
- How to live a life of loving like Jesus
- This article discusses how Jesus didn’t love everyone the same way (and why you shouldn’t either)
- This article discusses how Jesus guarded his heart by taking good care of himself (he even napped), and why you should do the same
- How much Jesus cared for his betrayer Judas, even to the point of death
With authentic, unvarnished honesty, Love Like Jesus teaches you how to live a successful life according to God’s concept of success: a life of loving God well and loving the people in your life well as well as you can. A life devoted to loving others as Jesus did. (Amazon now has Kindle, hardback, and paperback versions of the book.)
10 Divine Attributes Of Jesus Christ
Written by Brian Chilton|Mary, Did You Know?was written by Mark Lowry and is a wonderful song.
The song contains questions that Mark would ask Mary if he were given the opportunity.″Mary, did you realize…that when you kissed your small baby, you kissed the face of God?″ asks one of the lyrics of the song.We are currently in the season of Advent, which is a period of preparation for the advent of Christmas.
Despite the fact that experts disagree on the exact date of Christ’s birth, Christmas is a time when Christians commemorate Christ’s birth, regardless of the actual day.Christians have long acknowledged that Jesus is the incarnate Son of God, and this has been true for millennia.However, it is possible that Jesus attempted to refute the allegation, claiming that he was only a nice man and not God.A number of religious organizations, such as the Jehovah Witnesses, have translated their own copies of Scripture in an attempt to dismiss the divine claims made about Christ.But it is difficult to read the Bible without being struck by the numerous divine traits that Jesus embodies across the pages of Scripture.A careful reading of the Scriptures reveals that Jesus possesses a number of divine traits that are generally attributed to God.
- In the Bible, there are at least 10 divine traits associated with the Messianic age.
1. The Messiah holds the divine attribute of life (Jn. 1:4; 14:6)
- The divine attribute of life refers to the power to bring life, even eternal life, to those who are in need of it. It is only via one’s own immortality that one may provide this sort of life to others. He said to him, ″In him was life, and that life was the light of humanity″ (John 1:4)
- ″Jesus informed him, ″I am the way, and the truth, and the life.″ No one else can bring anybody else to the Father except through me. If you are familiar with me, you will be familiar with my Father. From this point forward, you are acquainted with him and have seen him″ (Jn. 14:6).
2. The Messiah holds the divine attribute of self-existence (Jn. 5:26; Heb. 7:16)
- This signifies that Christ was not created and existing solely by himself, an attribute that could only be held by God alone. As the Father has life in himself, so has he granted to the Son life in himself (Jn. 5:26)
- ″. who did not become a priest on the basis of a legal regulation about physical descent but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life″ (Heb. 7:16)
- ″. who did not become a priest on the basis of a legal regulation about physical descent but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life″ (Heb.
3. The Messiah holds the divine attribute of immutability (Heb. 13:8)
Immutability refers to the fact that one cannot be changed. While finite entities may and do change, a necessary infinite entity, on the other hand, cannot and does not change. ″Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever,″ the Bible states (Heb. 13:8).
4. The Messiah holds the divine attribute of truth (Jn. 14:6; Rev. 3:7)
- God, according to Titus 1:2, is incapable of lying. It is not that God does not want to lie, but rather that he is unable to do it since it is against to his nature. To assert that God is truth implies that God’s nature is pure truth and does not contain any elements of deception. According to the Bible, Jesus possesses this characteristic. ″Jesus responded by saying, ″I am the way, the truth, and the life.’ ″ No one else can bring anybody else to the Father except through me. If you are familiar with me, you will be familiar with my Father. ″From this point forward, you know him and have seen him″ (John 14:6)
- ″Write to the angel of the church in Philadelphia: Thus says the Holy One, the true one, the one who has the key of David, who opens and no one will close, and who closes and no one will open″ (Revelation 3:7)
- ″Write to the angel of the church in Philadelphia: Thus says the Holy One, the true one, the one who has the key of David, who opens and no one will close
5. The Messiah holds the divine attribute of love (1 Jn. 3:16)
God is considered to be omnibenevolent, which means that he is all-loving.If God can be described as ultimate love, then there is no place for hatred in his presence.Theologians realize that God’s anger is founded in God’s love and holiness, and that this is why God is angry.
As recorded in the Scriptures, Jesus possesses the divine characteristic of love.″This is how we came to know love: He gave his life to save our lives.For our brothers and sisters, we should likewise be willing to give our lives (1 Jn.3:16).
See also John 3:16 for more information.
6. The Messiah holds the divine attribute of holiness (Lk. 1:35; Jn. 6:69; Heb. 7:26)
- God’s holiness is unquestionable. Absolute holiness is a state of complete purity in which there is no presence of evil at all. In other words, God is the source of all goodness. It is claimed in Scripture that Jesus possesses this divine characteristic of holiness, which is required for him to be able to save people from their sins. “ ″The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you,″ the angel told her, and she received his response. ″As a result, the holy one who is to be born will be called the Son of God″ (Lk. 1:35)
- ″We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God″ (Jn. 6:69)
- ″For this is the kind of high priest we need: holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens″ (Heb. 7:26)
- ″We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One
7. The Messiah holds the divine attribute of eternity as seen in this passage and in Jn. 1:1
God is considered to be eternal by most people.He does not have a beginning or an end.It is claimed that the Messiah possesses the same everlasting characteristic.
In the eyes of the clans of Judah, you are a minor player; nonetheless, one of your descendants will be chosen to be king over Israel on my behalf.It is said that his origins date back to antiquity and ancient times″ (Mic.5:2).God said in the beginning, ″In the beginning was word, and word was with God, and word was God″ (Jn.
8. The Messiah holds the divine attribute of omnipresence (Mt. 28:20; Eph. 1:23)
- God’s omnipresence is defined as the divine power to be present everywhere at all times. While it is true that Jesus became monopresent during his time on earth, he is supposed to possess the divine characteristic of omnipresence in his afterlife. ″And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age″ (Mt. 28:20)
- ″And he subjected everything under his feet and appointed him as head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way″ (Eph. 1:22-23)
- ″And he subjected everything under his feet and appointed him as head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills all
9. The Messiah holds the divine attribute of omniscience (Mt. 9:4; Jn. 2:24, 25; Acts 1:24; 1 Cor. 4:5; Col. 2:3)
- God’s divine characteristic of omniscience allows him to know everything about everything. The notion of God knowing everything is exceedingly complex, as he knows everything that might be known by his natural knowledge, everything that will be known by his free knowledge, and all that would be known by his intermediate knowledge. Jesus is the only one who knows everything. “ ″Why are you having bad thoughts in your hearts?″ Jesus inquired when he recognized their thoughts. Jesus, on the other hand, refused to put his trust in them, because he knew them all and because he did not need anyone to testify about man, because he himself knew what was in man″ (Jn. 2:24-25)
- ″Then they prayed, ″You, Lord, know everyone’s hearts
- show which of these two you have chosen to take the place in this apostolic ministry that Judas left to go where he belongs″ (Acts 1:24-25)
- ″Don’t And then God will shower his blessings on each one.″ (1 Cor. 4:5)
- ″in him are buried all the riches of wisdom and knowledge″ (Col. 2:3)
- ″in him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge″ (Col. 2:3)
- ″in him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge″ (Col. 2:3)
10. The Messiah holds the divine attribute of omnipotence (Mt. 28:18; Rev. 1:8)
- Omnipotence is the divine attribute of God that demonstrates God’s total control over all things. God is in total control and has the ultimate strength. Jesus possesses the same characteristic. ″All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth,″ says the Lord God, ″the one who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty″ (Rev. 1:8)
- ″I am the Alpha and the Omega,″ says the Lord God, ″the one who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty″ (Rev. 1:8)
- ″I am the Alpha and the Omega,″ says the Lord God, ″the one who is, who was, and who is
As I’ve learned from numerous of my Liberty University teachers, biblical theology must inform our systematic theology in order to be effective.It is apparent from the Scriptures that Jesus is God manifested in the flesh.Unquestionably, it is true.
And it is for this reason that I believe that in order to fully be a part of the orthodox Christian faith, one must acknowledge Jesus’ divine nature.Notes
Many of these references were found in Augustus Hopkins Strong, Systematic Theology(Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1907), 309.
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture comes from the Christian Standard Bible (Nashville: Holman, 2017).
This article was originally featured on Bellator Christi and was republished with permission.
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The Attributes of Jesus Christ
|Attributes Which Describe Christ’s Powerful Nature
|He created all things. Colossians 1:16 The full expression of Deity resides in Him. Colossians 2:9
|Jesus has no Limits or Boundaries.
|He is constant in the past, the present, and the future. Hebrews 13:8
|Jesus never Changes.
|He existed in the beginning. John 1:1 He will be with his followers to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20 He is the beginning and the end. Revelation 22:13
|Jesus has no Beginning or End.
|Because He is God come in the flesh, Jesus knew all about Nathanel. John 1:48
|Jesus Knows Everything.
|Jesus will always be with His followers. Matt. 28:20
|Jesus is Everywhere.
|Jesus created everything that exists. John 1:3
|Jesus is All-Powerful.
|Jesus’ name will be called ″KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.″ Revelation 19:16
|Jesus is the Supreme Ruler.
|Attributes Which Describe Christ’s Moral Nature
|Despite being tempted in every area, Jesus, in His life on earth, was completely sinless. Hebrews 4:15
|Jesus is All Good and is Absent Any Evil.
|Jesus serves ably as our High Priest because He can empathize with our human frailty. Hebrews 4:15
|Jesus is Fair in His Dealings with Man.
|Nothing can deter Jesus from loving His followers. Romans 8:35a Jesus sacrificed His life for us. There is no greater exhibition of love. John 15:13
|Jesus seeks the Highest Good for Man.
|Jesus is the Ultimate Truth Personified! John 14:6
|Jesus is Consistent with Reality and is Never Self-Contradictory.
10 Character Traits of Jesus To Emulate
The majority of people, Christians and non-Christians alike, believe that Jesus is the finest role model to have.People perceive the finest attributes that humans can have in him, such as his faith, persistence, charity, and even intelligence, which they admire.Because the Bible encourages everyone to strive to become more like Jesus on a daily basis, it is beneficial to learn about some of the characteristics He possessed.
There are 10 characteristics of Jesus that everyone should strive to mimic, and the following is a list of them.
Jesus never turned away from anyone; rather, He constantly gazed upon them with kindness and concern (Matthew 9:36).When individuals were in his immediate vicinity, Jesus was able to discern their true needs and made an effort to meet those requirements.Some needed physical treatment, while others needed spiritual healing because the source of the problem was spiritual.In all situations, however, Jesus took the time to genuinely observe that people were in distress—and His compassion moved Him to intervene to alleviate their suffering.
Without a question, Jesus was the ideal servant in the New Testament.In spite of the fact that He had received high accolades and even had a respectable following, He made it a point to teach them the importance of serving others by actually doing it himself.In Mark 10:45, Jesus even assures everyone that ″the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve″: ″the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.″ Despite the fact that He had the ability to obtain everything he desired, receive acclaim, and be lavished with attention, He chose to do the exact opposite by humble himself and serving others.
Clearly, Jesus cared about the well-being of others.In the absence of compassion and service, He would not be who He claims to be.Jesus said that there is no greater love than to die for a friend, and He demonstrated this claim by dying for one of His own.Those who question His love just have to gaze to the cross and witness the anguish that He endured for their sakes to be convinced.He had to go through that horrific death in order for everyone to be saved.
- That, without a doubt, is the epitome of real love at its finest.
It is in Luke 23:34 that Jesus, when on the cross, proclaims: ″Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.″ This is one of the most shocking statements ever spoken in the Bible.Even when He was bleeding and in anguish, Jesus had His heart focused on forgiveness—even forgiveness for those who had placed Him in that position in the first place!In stark contrast to the usual slogan of looking out for number one and getting personal justice, this is something that should be avoided.Jesus was unconcerned about His own survival; all He desired was to provide a method of forgiveness for those who needed it.
Jesus showed no signs of being uncommitted in any way.He was completely immersed in the present moment and completely devoted to his objectives, no matter where he was or who he was with.After spending hours in the Garden of Gethsemane pleading with the Father to save Him from bearing the cross and suffering all that physical anguish, He realized that it was the only way to atone for all human sin, and He remained entirely devoted to His mission.There were obviously many difficulties He had to overcome during His mission, yet He remained focused and ended strong.
He always found time to be alone and pray, no matter how hectic his ministry became.Whether it was in the garden of Gethsemane, across a river, or on a hillside, Jesus disappeared for a period of time in order to pray to the Father.The search for Him was never in vain; He never refused to accept anyone’s invitation to come find him; yet, He made it a priority to spend time with His heavenly Father.
There were undoubtedly occasions when Jesus used strong words, but He also recognized when it was right to employ soothing words.Children appeared to like coming to him, and He made certain that the disciples were aware that they were not to obstruct them when they did so.When He is speaking with His followers, mother, or other females, He may be quite compassionate and kind in his tone.In contrast, when He was rebuking someone or making a point in a debate, He recognized when it was important to turn up the heat and only did so in a strategic manner.
Throughout the gospels, Jesus is always shown as a guy who is extremely patient. Indeed, He was surrounded by followers who continuously questioned Him, Pharisees and Sadducees who constantly assailed Him, and vast crowds who wouldn’t leave Him alone in the face of opposition. Despite everything, He maintained His calm and answered correctly to each and every individual.
Before beginning His career, Jesus spent time in the desert, where He was tempted by the devil and ultimately rejected by him.Despite the fact that He was offered food, power, and a variety of other things, Jesus maintained complete control over his wants and submitted them completely to the Father’s plan.Certainly, he had wants for food and other material things, but he had a greater desire to follow the Lord and complete the task that He had set for himself.
Despite the fact that He had every right to seek acclaim and recognition for His miracles and teachings, Jesus chose not to do so.Even as the multitude attempted to crown Him king, He sprinted away from them to escape their clutches.Aside-show performance that people could appreciate was not something he desired.Instead, He desired to seek and save the lost, as well as to grant forgiveness to those who were sinful.Yes, he could have traveled over the country in order to demonstrate His abilities in other cities, but he decided not to.
The world does not require more role models; rather, it requires more of Jesus, who is the ultimate role model for all people. People will not find a more positive role model than Jesus Christ, who embodies all of the characteristics that people should strive to follow.
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Mr.Michael Krauszer is the proprietor and founder of Christian Literature Review, a website committed to offering Christian reviews of all sorts of literature–from movies to books–in the form of articles and reviews.He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from The College of New Jersey, which he puts to use for the evaluations he writes for Christian Literature Review.Write to Mike at [email protected] if you’re a writer and would want him to give your book a positive review.More information on the character may be found at: 10 Stunning Characteristics of a Godly Woman a source of information Scripture excerpts are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), which was published by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, in 2001 under copyright protection.
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Qualities of Jesus to Imitate
To Imitate Jesus, Be. . .
As a perfect man, Jesus was spared many of the distresses and problems that other people were subjected to during their lives.Despite this, he shown genuine concern for others.Despite his busy schedule, he was ready to go out of his way for them, going above and beyond what would have been required.Yes, he was moved to help others out of compassion.Consider the examples found in Chapters 32, 37, 57, and 99.
People of all ages -both young and old — felt comfortable approaching Jesus because he did not exude an attitude of aloofness or superiority, as some do today. People felt at comfortable in Jesus’ presence because they could sense his genuine interest in them. See Chapters 25, 27, and 95 for further information.
With sincere prayer, Jesus resorted to his Father on a regular basis, both alone and in the company of faithful worshippers.He prayed on a variety of circumstances, not only around mealtimes.Before making any significant decisions, he prayed to express his gratitude to his Father, to praise him, and to seek his guidance.Take, for example, the examples included in Chapters 24, 34, 91, 122, and 123 of this book.
Despite the fact that he might have benefitted from some much-needed rest and relaxation, Jesus continued to put himself out there for the benefit of others. He did not have a ″me first″ mentality when it came to relationships. In this, as well, he presented a paradigm that we may closely emulate. Pay close attention to how that paradigm is portrayed in Chapters 19, 41, and 52.
Jesus did more than just preach about the importance of forgiving people; he also exemplified forgiveness in his interactions with his followers and others. Consider the following instances from Chapters 26, 40, 64, 85, and 131.
In the Bible, it was predicted that the majority of Jews would reject the Messiah and that his enemies would murder him.As a result, Jesus might have easily been self-sacrificing in his actions on behalf of others.Instead, he was a fervent advocate for authentic worship.He set a high standard of enthusiasm for all of his followers, including those who are met with apathy or even antagonism.See Chapters 16, 72, and 103 for further information.
In a plethora of ways, Jesus was better to fallible people, including in terms of knowledge and intelligence. His perfection, without a doubt, provided him with physical and mental powers well above those of everyone else in his environment. Despite this, he was humble in his service to others. This is covered in detail in Chapters 10, 62, 66, 94, and 116, among other places.
When his apostles and others failed to follow in his footsteps or put into practice what he had taught them, Jesus continuously demonstrated patience with them. In order for them to get closer to Jehovah, he painstakingly repeated the teachings that they needed to learn. In Chapters 74, 98, 118, and 135, consider Jesus’ patience in various situations.
Attributes of Christ
What we do in our life is important, but so is who we become as a result of those actions.Jesus has paved the road for us and set the bar for all others to follow.To be invited to follow Jesus is to be invited to follow in His footsteps and to strive to become like Him.Learn about Him and make an effort to apply His characteristics into your life.You may improve your character and become more Christlike as a result of the power of His grace.
- When you put your confidence in Christ, you acknowledge that He is the Son of God, the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh, and that you believe in Him as such.
- You acknowledge Him as your Savior and Redeemer, and you aspire to live according to His teachings.
- The atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ has given you the confidence that your sins may be forgiven.
Faith in Him implies that you put your confidence in Him and are assured in the fact that He cares about you.Faith is a principle of power that may be harnessed.However, God’s power is frequently used in response to faith, rather than the other way around.He operates in accordance with the faith of His followers.Doubt and fear are diametrically opposed to faith.
- As you get more familiar with Jesus Christ and His teachings, your confidence in Him will continue to strengthen.
- As you study the scriptures, you will get a better understanding of His methods, His love for all people, and His commands.
- ″Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the proof of things not seen,″ says the author.
- —Hebrews 11:1 (New International Version) Hope is a firm belief in the Lord’s ability to fulfill His promises to you in the future.
- Your self-assurance, optimism, zeal, and patience are all manifestations of this.
- It is the act of believing and anticipating that something will happen.
- When you have hope, you can persevere through challenges and hardships with the assurance and trust that everything will work out for your benefit in the end (see Romans 8:28).
- You can overcome discouragement with the support of hope.
- The Bible frequently refers to hope in Jesus Christ as the confidence that you will be granted eternal life when you die.
- ″Therefore, you must move ahead with a firmness in Christ, a complete brightness of hope, and a love for God and for all mankind in your hearts.″ In order to achieve eternal life, believers must move on, feeding on the message of Christ, and persevering to the end.
″Thus says the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.″ —2 Nephi 31:20 (NASB) Christ’s charity is the unadulterated love of the Father.It encompasses God’s unending affection for all of His children.We must strive to cultivate that type of love in ourselves.
Throughout your life, as you earnestly pray for the gift of charity, seek to live righteously, and serve others, you will develop a genuine care for the well-being and happiness of others.Harsh emotions such as rage, desire, and jealousy will be avoided, as will negative remarks about them.You will make every effort to comprehend them and their points of view.You will be patient with them and will make every effort to assist them when they are having difficulty or are discouraged.Charity is a result of action.As you hunt for chances to assist others and give of yourself, you will acquire charitable tendencies.
‘Charity endures long and is kind; charity does not envy; charity does not exalt itself, is not conceited, does not behave unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; charity rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; charity bears everything; charity believes everything; charity hopes everything; charity endures everything.’″ ″Charity is a virtue that never fails.″ Corinthians 13:4–8 (New International Version) What is the best way to gain faith?Read ″Therefore, faith comes through hearing, and hearing comes by hearing the word of God.″ —Romans 10:17 (NIV) What do we want to achieve?″For we are saved by hope; but hope that is seen is not hope: for if a man sees something, why does he still hope for it?″ Read more.
We must, however, patiently await the fulfillment of our hopes if they are not realized.—Romans 8:24–25 (NASB) What is the significance of charitable giving?″And though I have the gift of prophecy, and grasp all secrets, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, to the point that I might move mountains; and though I have all compassion, I am nothing,″ reads the passage.
The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 13:2 What are the benefits of having faith?Read ″Jesus says to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father except through me,’″ the Bible says.—John 14:6 (KJV) Virtue springs from the depths of your own wants and ideas.Ideologically motivated cognition and action that is founded on the highest possible moral standards.What you choose to think and do when you are alone and believe that no one is watching is a powerful indicator of your character and morality.Virtuous persons are spiritually clean and pure in their conduct.
- They push worthless ideas that lead to improper acts out of their heads by focusing on righteous, uplifting thoughts and removing them from their minds.
- They are obedient to God’s commands.
- They pray for the strength to remain strong in the face of temptation and to always do what is right.
- They promptly repent of whatever faults or wrongdoings that they have committed.
- ″According to his divine power, which has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who has called us to glory and virtue:…
- Add to your faith virtue, which adds knowledge, which adds knowledge, which adds temperance, which adds temperance patience, which adds patience godliness, which adds godliness brotherly kindness, which adds charity to brotherly kindness For if these things are present in you and abound in you, they will ensure that you will neither be barren nor unfruitful in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.″ —2 Peter 1: 3–7 (New International Version) Patience is defined as the ability to withstand delays, difficulties, opposition, or pain without feeling angry, disappointed, or concerned about the situation.
- It is the ability to submit to God’s will while also accepting His timing as the norm.
- When you are patient, you are able to maintain your composure under pressure and to confront hardship calmly and optimistically.
Expectation and trust are essential components of patience; you must wait for the Lord’s promised benefits to be realized.Because of these flaws and weaknesses, you must be patient with everyone, including yourself, while you attempt to overcome them.Not only that, but we rejoice in tribulations as well, knowing that tribulation produces patience, which leads to experience, which leads to hope, which does not cause us to be ashamed, because the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, who has been given unto us.″ ″And not only that, but we rejoice in tribulations as well,″ Paul writes.
—Romans 5:3–5 (New International Version) Respect for God’s will and giving Him credit for what has been done are two aspects of humility that are important to understand.It expresses your appreciation for His benefits as well as your recognition of your continual need for His supernatural assistance.In contrast to popular belief, humility is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of spiritual power.
- Pride, on the other hand, is the polar opposite of humility, and it is explicitly forbidden in the Bible.
- Putting one’s faith in oneself rather than in God or His servants is the definition of arrogance.
- When you put your faith in God and accept His power and kindness, you may be assured that His commandments are for your benefit.
- You have faith that you will be able to complete whatever the Lord asks of you if you place your trust in Him.
- ″And if any men come to me, I will demonstrate to them their own inadequacy.
- For men’s sake, I give them weakness in order for them to be humble; and my mercy is adequate for all men who humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me and have trust in me, then I will make weak things strong for them.″ Ether 12:27 p.m.
- What kinds of blessings can be derived from virtue?
- According to the verses, ″And let goodness be an everlasting garnish upon thy thoughts; then will thy faith in God grow stronger.″ D&C 121:45 (Doctrine and Covenants) What was Jesus’ method of demonstrating humility?
- Read Afterwards, he proceeded a little distance before falling on his knees and praying in the name of ″O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me: however, not as I will, but as you will,″ the Bible says.
26:39 (Matthew 26:39) What is the relationship between patience and faith?″Be quiet, and know that I am God,″ says the author.—Psalm 46:10 (NIV) What kind of rewards may be derived from humility?″For if people humble themselves before me and place their trust in me, then I will cause weak things to become strong for them,″ the passage reads.Ether 12:27 p.m.
Examples of Attributes
A quality or trait of a person, place, or thing is defined as a quality or characteristic.Individuals in real life and fictional characters have a variety of characteristics in common.Someone could be described as gorgeous, charming, amusing, or intellectual, for example.All of them are characteristics, but don’t those labels also appear to ring true as characteristics?Exemplifications of Attributes However, there is a subtle distinction between attributes and traits, and certain features might be classified as either an attribute or a trait depending on the context.
- Let’s have a look at the differences between the two, as well as the inclusion of talents, before we look at some instances of characteristics in action.
Difference Between Attributes, Skills, and Traits
The term ″attribute″ refers to a trait or characteristic that a person, place, or item possesses.In other words, it’s a distinguishing name that alludes to something intrinsic to them, such as charm or brutality.While a talent, on the other hand, is often something that can be learned, A person will go through training in order to develop or enhance a certain skill set.Calligraphy, computer coding, and automobile maintenance are examples of such occupations.A trait, on the other hand, is a deeply embedded quality or habit that is difficult to learn or forget, such as shyness or self-assurance.
- Take a look at these character characteristic examples if you want to learn more about the topic of traits.
Consider the individuals in your immediate vicinity, or create a character analysis for your next short story or novel. How would you categorize them? What are their distinguishing characteristics? Will these designations be associated with good features or qualities? If this is the case, try one of the following characteristics on for size:
Every tale need the presence of conflict or a villain. One of these characteristics may not be their defining feature or trait, but it might still be one of the markers or characteristics that distinguish them from others. Take a look at what we found:
Finally, some characteristics aren’t quite as personal as others. Certain characteristics, particularly in the workplace, are simply unavoidable facts of life. Is it possible that one of the characters in your novel may meet his or her innovative lawyer or effective book editor? If this is the case, you might want to explore focusing on one of the following characteristics:
The majority of us posses more than one characteristic.We may be intelligent and amusing, as well as beautiful and honest.While it is true that certain characteristics are more distinct and identifiable than others, it is fascinating to see people’s characteristics develop through time.For many of us, whether in real life or in fiction, characteristics abound.If you’d want to go deeper into the many components of personality types and traits, have a look at these Personality Traits Examples.
- There, you’ll discover more about the well-known Myers-Briggs indications, which may be useful in helping you build your new character in a fascinatingly detailed manner.
- Good luck with your labeling!
A total of more than 2 billion adherents make up the world’s largest religion, which is Christianity.The Christian religion is based on beliefs about the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as well as other aspects of his teachings.In spite of the fact that Christianity began with a tiny number of followers, many historians believe that the expansion and adoption of Christianity around the world has been one of the most successful spiritual missions in the history of mankind.
- Some fundamental Christian principles are as follows: Christians are monotheistic, which means they believe there is only one God who created the heavens and the earth, and that he is the creator of all things. These three components of the divine Godhead are as follows: the father (God himself), the son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit.
- The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, as well as Christian beliefs about his resurrection, are at the heart of Christianity. Christians believe that God sent his son Jesus, also known as the messiah, to save the world from destruction. According to their beliefs, Jesus was crucified on a cross in order to grant forgiveness of sins, and following his death, he was raised three days later before ascending to the heavens.
- In what is known as the Second Coming, Christians believe that Jesus will come to the world for a second time.
- Significant passages of Scripture summarize Jesus’ teachings, the lives and teachings of prominent prophets and followers, as well as provide guidelines for how Christians should spend their lives.
- Christians and Jews both adhere to the Old Testament of the Bible, but Christians also believe in the New Testament of the Bible.
- The cross is a religious emblem associated with Christianity.
- Christmas (which commemorates the birth of Jesus) and Easter (which commemorates the resurrection of Jesus) are the two most important Christian festivals.
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Who Was Jesus?
The majority of historians think that Jesus was a historical person who lived between the years 2 BCE and 7 BCE.The New Testament of the Christian Bible has a great deal of information on Jesus that is useful to academics.It is written in the Bible that Jesus was born to a young Jewish virgin called Mary in the town of Bethlehem, which is located in the West Bank south of Jerusalem.Christians believe that God impregnated Mary by the Holy Spirit, resulting in the conception being a miraculous occurrence.There is very little information available regarding Jesus’ childhood.
- As revealed in the Scriptures, Jesus was born and raised in the town of Nazareth, and that he and his family escaped persecution at the hands of King Herod and settled in Egypt.
- His ″earthly″ father, Joseph, worked as a carpenter.
- Jesus was reared as a Jew, and most academics believe that he intended to reform Judaism rather than to establish a new religion.
After being baptized in the Jordan River by the prophet known as John the Baptist when he was roughly 30 years old, Jesus began his public ministry at the age of around 30.In the course of approximately three years, Jesus traveled with twelve designated disciples (also known as the twelve apostles), teaching huge gatherings of people and performing miracles that were seen by onlookers.Some of the most well-known miracles included the raising of a dead man called Lazarus from the grave, walking on water, and healing the blind, among other things.READ MORE: What Did Jesus Look Like When He Was Alive?
- In his teachings, Jesus employed parables, which are short tales with hidden messages. Love God
- love your neighbor as yourself
- forgive people who have harmed you
- love your enemy are only a few of the fundamental ideas that Jesus taught, which Christians eventually embraced:
- Invoke the pardon of God for your sins
- When Jesus was raised from the dead, he was granted the ability to forgive others.
- It is necessary to repent of one’s misdeeds.
- Please don’t be hypocritical, and please don’t pass judgment on others.
- The coming of the Kingdom of God is imminent. This kingdom will not be inherited by the wealthy and strong, but rather by the weak and impoverished.
The Sermon on the Mount, which is one of Jesus’ most famous addresses and has come to be known as the Sermon on the Mount, is a summary of many of his moral teachings for his followers. READ MORE: The Bible Claims That Jesus Was a Real Person. Is there any further evidence?
Jesus’s Death and Resurrection
While most historians agree that Jesus died between 30 and 33 AD, the exact date of his death is still up for controversy among theologians.According to the Bible, Jesus was apprehended, tried, and sentenced to death for his actions.After being persuaded by Jewish authorities who claimed that Jesus was guilty of a multitude of crimes, including blasphemy, Roman ruler Pontius Pilate gave the order to murder Jesus.During his time in Jerusalem, Jesus was crucified by Roman troops and his body was laid to rest in a tomb.Three days after his crucifixion, according to scripture, Jesu