Would You Like to Hang Out with Jesus?

Would You Like to Hang Out with Jesus?

He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. - 1 John 2:6 (NKJV)

I just finished reading an interesting book by Carl Medearis called, “Speaking of Jesus.” I wanted to share an insight from this book here.

Mr. Medearis writes that we can only speak of that which we know, so how can we really know Jesus? He puts forward the idea that by reading the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) until they become a part of us, we will get to know Jesus in a very real way. After immersing ourselves in the Gospels, we will get a feel for how Jesus would react in different situations, almost as if we had been with him when he walked the earth as a man.

Most of us can predict the actions and comments of those closest to us. Wouldn’t it be great to be that familiar with Jesus? I plan to incorporate this into my daily Bible study. When I’m faced with a difficult situation, I would love to have a ready answer to the mental question, “How would Jesus handle this?”

But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. - Deuteronomy 4:29 (NKJV)