(Thomas Brooks, “The Crown and Glory of Christianity; or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness”, 1662)
“He who says he abides in Him, ought himself also to walk even as He walked.” 1 John 2:6
Christians are to set all Christ’s moral actions before them as a pattern for their imitation. In Christ’s life, a Christian may behold the picture or lineaments of all virtues–and accordingly he ought to order his life in this world.
To walk as Christ walked is to walk . . .
To walk as Christ walked is to . . .
slight the world,
despise the world,
make a footstool of the world,
to live above the world,
and to triumph over the world as Christ did.
To walk as Christ walked is . . .
to love those who hate us,
to pray for those who persecute us,
to bless those who curse us,
and to do good to those who do evil to us.
To walk as Christ walked is to be patient, and silent, and submissive, and thankful under . . .
the vilest reproaches,
the heaviest afflictions,
and the greatest sufferings.
“Leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps.” 1 Peter 2:21
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