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The Divine Commandment of Life

My Utmost His Highest

". . . be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Our Lord’s exhortation to us in Matthew 5:38-48 is to be generous in our behavior toward everyone. Beware of living according to your natural affections in your spiritual life. Everyone has natural affections — some people we like and others we don’t like. Yet we must never let those likes and dislikes rule our Christian life. “If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another” (1 John 1:7), even those toward whom we have no affection. . . Being a disciple means deliberately identifying yourself with God’s interests in other people. . . The true expression of Christian character is not in good-doing, but in God-likeness. If the Spirit of God has transformed you within, you will exhibit divine characteristics in your life, not just good human characteristics. (read more) (purchase)

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