How Should We Live?

I just finished a small group this morning, and we talked about one of the questions that we Christians talk about is what are we supposed to do? How are we supposed to live? What is our life supposed to look like?

We’ve all wondered. We’ve all asked. What is a Christian supposed to do? What are we supposed to be like? How, now, should we live?

Jesus takes some time in our text today to talk about what our life should look like as a Christian. What are we supposed to do? Listen to what He says in Luke 3:10-14:

And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.” Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.”

eefd4fe8f589e64e0e66a4f2937ae4ae_XLWhat does Jesus say? What should we do as Christians? We should do our best to just to do right by people. Help people. Be faithful. Don’t steal. Share. Treat others right. Show love and mercy.

As He says in other places, treat them like you’d like to be treated.

Or as He says, the greatest commandment is to love our God and love our neighbor. Because if we do that, then we are keeping all the law. When you do right by others, you are doing what God wants us to do.

Because God loves them. He does. He loves people. They matter to Him. He sent His son to die for and to save them. God genuinely and totally loves people. He wants for all to be saved, and He wants to use us to do that great task.

And one of the ways that we can make a difference in someone’s life is by simply doing right be them. Treating them with that respect. Treating them right.

That’s Jesus’ command to us today. Do right by others. If we do that, God will take care of the rest.

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