All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Ever heard of the phrase “bigger, wiser, and stronger?” It’s a principle to explain how children go through life, searching for someone–bigger, wiser, and stronger–to help navigate the world around them. At times, we all need an advisor to show us the way. And that is exactly who we find in the person of Jesus.
The Word I Need
Jesus is the Word of God, meaning He is the living, breathing example of God Himself. Christ came to earth to reveal the heart of the Father. And through the Bible, He teaches, rebukes, corrects, and trains us in all the good things.
Living My Best Life
So how do we live our lives like Christ? By allowing the Holy Spirit to guide and direct us, and by hiding God’s Word in our hearts (Psalm 119:11). When we do this, we will be able to navigate this life with wisdom and godly counsel. No matter if difficult situations arise, we will have the peace of God that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
Learn by Example
Christ is our ultimate example of how to live a life pleasing to God. When we seek Him first and allow Him to lead us, He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). So, let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, and allow Him to lead us in all things.
Give Him Your All
Christians are called to live their lives according to Christ’s example (hence the title). Jesus was obedient to God, even unto death. And because He loved us so much, He paid the ultimate price for our salvation. When we give Him our all and accept Him as the Lord of our life, we are saved from our destruction and given new life.
Is Jesus your “bigger, wiser, stronger” other? Have you given your all to Him today? You can trust Him to lead and guide you into His presence. As you read and study His Word, may His Spirit guide and direct you in all you say and do. He promises to teach and bring to our remembrance all that Christ has taught us (John 14:26).