Being like him...
By Pastor Bobby Schuller
"What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?"
A recent study was conducted on an Ivy League student who got an A in ethics and then went on to be arrested for rape. How does someone who gets an A in ethics become a rapist? In our western worldview, there's no problem there because getting an A in ethics in a western university means that you know principles, not that you believe in them or apply them in any way.
One professor once, at the end of his ethics course asked, "How many of you understand ethics now?" All of the students raised their hands in the affirmative. Then he asked, "How many of you tend to be ethical?" Everyone laughed.
In our world, we believe that if we can just learn certain principles, maybe that's enough, and it's not. Jesus wants his students to be like him, act like him, walk like him, talk like him. He gave us a vision of what it would look like to live the best kind of life.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, I want to be your student. I want to be like you. Thank you for showing me through your word how to be the best person and live the best life possible. Amen.