1 Peter 2: 21 “for God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow him his footsteps.”
Christ Jesus still remains the perfect example for all Christians and humanity.
Imitating Christ leads to our transformation inwardly and outwardly
At times we feel pain in being good because we find out that people turn against us, do bad to us. People we are good to, they go to any length to undermine and be wicked just because of your goodness. Do not be dismayed because of any of these because God called you to be good as Christ Jesus is.
Let your goodness flow from God’s grace not from yourself. This way you reap rewards of good nature, virtue and rewards in heaven, even the rewards which you may not be seen but God sees them.
When your goodness flows from God’s grace nothing can weaken you because your goodness is produced by the Spirit of God not by Flesh (self).
Instead of picking offence do not retaliate or take revenge or bear grudges or allow anger to dwell within you. Leave the case in God’s hands. Drop it at the feet of the cross of Jesus Christ.
Always look to the perfect example — Jesus Christ and let Him be the source of your strength. Belong to Christ, this way the enemy will be defeated each time he raises a standard against you.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone, a new life has begun!”
Experience Life Abundance In Christ.