Walk with Jesus
God expects all followers of Jesus to walk in His truth. The apostle John wrote: “I was very glad to find some of your children walking in the truth, in keeping with a command we have received from the Father.” 2 John 1:4
When you became a follower of Jesus, you started a life-long journey walking with Him. What does walking with Jesus look like? How do I do that? The answer begins in your heart and is completed with your hands and feet.
In the Bible, an expert in the Jewish law approached Jesus and asked him what God’s greatest commandment was. His reply:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all you soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:29-31 [NET])
With your heart you believe and are motivated to worship and serve God. With your strength (your hands and feet) you accomplish the things He asks you to do such as “love your neighbor”.
What God expects of His people can be summed up as follows —to have a loving, personal relationship with God and to love all people.
A good way to understand biblical love is to understand the meaning of the words “value”, “sacrifice” and “obedience”. We are to value God and all people just as Jesus did. We are to sacrifice our own interests for God’s interest and put to others above ourselves just as Jesus did. We are to obey the commandments of Jesus just as Jesus obeyed his Father. Jesus said, if you love me, you will obey my commandments”. Expressing your faith through love will give you an ever-deepening and satisfying relationship with your Heavenly Father.
What does walking with Jesus looks like? Read Romans, chapter 12 in your Bible to get a good picture. In this chapter, you will find at least 17 attitudes and behaviors that characterize a follower of Jesus Christ.