Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did (1 John 2:6 NIV).
If I say that I am a follower of Christ Jesus, then my life, my words and deeds should attest to it and not tell a different story. If my words and deeds are contra to my claim, then I’d make a mockery of Christ. Expressing it in a causal way could go something like this: “Christian >>> Follower of Christ Jesus >>> Disciple >>> Live as Jesus did.”
Agreed, none of us are perfect like Jesus, and none of us will achieve it on this side of eternity. But surely we could strive for it with every fibre of our being… We should be cautious that an attitude of “I am just a sinner” does not cause me to become spiritually paralyzed and I conform to the world and its ways. If I say I am a child of God, I should live as Jesus did.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, to live as You did, doesn’t seem humanly possible to me. Please help me with this by Your grace… because I desire to live as You did.