“I find no fault in him” (JN 19:21).
These are the words of Pilate concerning the Lord Jesus. One will have a difficult time finding any fault in Jesus whatsoever. Jesus lived a holy life. Jesus loved all, even those who hated him. Jesus came, not to be served, but to serve others. Jesus attracted crowds of people. He attracted crowds of people who were different than he was. He attracted crowds of people who disagreed with him. He simply attracted multitudes, while, unfortunately, it seems we often chase people away. Yes sir!
I think you would agree with me that it would be really be hard to find fault in Jesus. Unless, of course, we were a Pharisee or a Sadducee. 🙂
Unfortunately, most people aren’t evaluating Christianity by the life of Jesus. The vast majority of people are judging Christianity, and in some respect Jesus, by your life and mine! It is for this reason, among others, that we “Christians” need to die to self, seek God’s power and presence, and live, love, and serve in this world as Jesus did!
One thirty-five-year-old believer from California put it this way: “Christians have become political, judgmental, intolerant, weak, religious, angry, and without balance. Christianity has become a nice Sunday drive. Where is the living God, the Holy Spirit, an amazing Jesus, the love, the compassion, the holiness? This type of life, how I yearn for that.”
Harsh words, no doubt! Definitely worth pondering, that’s for sure!
Matthew 5:14-16, Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.” –M. Gandhi