5.04.2009

Congruent?

I'm still reading "Daily With The King," I just haven't blogged about it much. But today is worth blogging about....

The opening line, "I must always remember that God is not looking merely for men (or women), but for congruent men; not merely disciples (or followers), but congruent disciples." Congruent means: alike, exhibiting harmony of parts, agreeing, according...I would define it as same-ness.

You know when God wanted to show men what He was like, He sent Jesus into the world dressed in human flesh. Jesus was congruent (or alike - same as) the personality of God. John 14:9 - Jesus talking..."He who has seen Me has seen the Father."

So could congruency be God's method of using a life to explain a principle or truth? For example...nowhere in the Bible is there a textbook on faith, but the Bible presents Abel, Enoch, Noah, and Abraham to show what faith is, by the way they lived. When God wanted to show us what His love was like, He made it congruent in the death of His son on the cross for us.

We, as Christians, are expected to show the world who Jesus is by our lives. Philippians 1:27 says "Conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ." The gospel is simply a collection of words, terms, and phrases...all of which are difficult to understand unless they are made clear by someone's life. So when a person who doesn't know Christ looks at us, they should be able to see a connection between what we are and what the gospel is saying.

Dear Jesus...what parts of me do not look like you?