A Striking Likeness Of Jesus
By Charles H. Spurgeon
A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ. A Christian should be like Christ in His boldness. Never blush to own your religion; your profession will never disgrace you – take care you never disgrace it. Be like Jesus, very valiant for your God. Imitate Him in your loving spirit; think kindly, speak kindly, and do kindly, that men may say of you, “He has been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13). Imitate Jesus in His holiness. Was He zealous for His Master? So be you; ever go about doing good. Let not time be wasted: it is too precious. Was He self-denying, never looking to His own interest? Be the same. Was He devout? Be you fervent in your prayers. Had He deference to His Father’s will? So submit yourselves to Him. Was He patient? So learn to endure. And best of all, as the highest portraiture of Jesus, try to forgive your enemies, as He did; and let those sublime words of your Master, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do,” always ring in your ears. Forgive, as you hope to be forgiven.
– Adapted from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening.