One of the most important knowledge for you and me is the knowledge of who Jesus Christ is and what He did. He was sent by God the Father to earth to be sacrificed for the sins of people. He came into our world, became a man and experienced all the temptations like we do. On the cross of Calvary, He shed His blood, which to this day keeps on cleansing you and testifies that you are righteous before God the Father.
It is important for every person at least once in his life to think about what incredible life lessons the Son of God teaches him. The teachings of Jesus Christ are commandments that guide your life. Powerful lessons from Jesus shine on our path of life in a time of trouble. Let's see them up closer.
What lessons from Jesus Christ teach us
1. Be kind and always go and take care of your neighbor. “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under the bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5: 15-16)
2. Do not exalt yourself above others. “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Matthew 23: 8-12)
3. Do not judge or do not stay angry. Few people know that a familiar and often used phrase not to judge others was said by our great Teacher Jesus. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” (Matthew 7: 1-5)
“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.” (Matthew 5: 21-22)
4. Be merciful and love one another. “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.” (Matthew 5: 40-42)
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse уou, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Matthew 5: 43-47)
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13: 34-35)
5. Be brave, keep an open mind and do not be afraid of anything. “When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another.” “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.” (Matthew 10:23,26,27)
6. Think about other people. Be fair and always treat them how you want to be treated. “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)
7. Never be afraid to ask for help if you really need it.
“Ask and it will be given you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him.” (Matthew 7: 7-11)
As you read the life lessons of Jesus Christ, you can notice how powerfully they resonate in us and in our life journey. When we read or listen to these simple, but such important lessons online, we can change our world for the better and live a happy and full life, being ourselves and authentic.
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