Jesus didn’t leave us without tools to help us in the fight against sin. He loves us too much to just give us high ideals without a way to deal with our failures. But, He also didn’t back off of His ideals to make it “easier” on us. He expects more from us than what we think is realistic.
If you’re an idealist like me, remember that Jesus knew we would mess up and that we weren’t perfect. And, if you’re a realist, remember that Jesus wants us to rise above the reality of the world to become perfect like His heavenly Father. We just won’t fully reach that goal until we get to heaven.
Copyright 2018 Laura B Nelson