Re:Verse Passage – John 15:9-17 (day seven)
It is a familiar idea. Unique “Jesus-way-to-think”. A revolutionary pattern for moral choice. Humans are to do “just as” God does.
Like playing “follow the leader”. Like dancing with a partner (letting Him lead). An earlier generation called it being “godly”. We are to imitate God in thought and action. Intentionally. Carefully. We do what we see Him doing.
“Just as” the Father loved Christ, Christ loved the disciples. v 9. “Just as” Jesus kept the Father’s commands and thus lived in His love, so the disciples were to mimic this toward the commands of Christ. v 10. “Just as” Jesus loved us, we are to love each other. v 12.
Seeing a pattern? Moral choice is not made in a vacuum. We are not lost in a elastic universe vainly searching for certainty, satisfaction or safety. The pattern for life is already established. God is the model. We are to be “just as” He is.