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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Is Jesus like you or are you like Jesus?

Is Jesus like you or are you like Jesus?
Don't answer too quickly.
Let me explain.
In his book, "With," Skye Jethani tells about a test that Scott McKnight gives every year to his incoming group of college students:  The test begins with a series of questions about what students think Jesus is like. 
The 24 questions are then followed by a second set - with slightly altered language - in which the students answer questions about their own personalities.
Do you know what they found out?  Everyone thinks Jesus is just like them!
Scott McKnight added,  "The test results also suggest that, even though we like to think we are becoming more like Jesus, the reverse is probably more the case:  we try to make Jesus like ourselves."
A.W. Tozer said, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us."
What do you think about God when you think of Him?
I would suggest that we start with what God is like (from the Bible) and then move on to what we think God is like (from our own lives and personal experiences).
And......I am thankful that Jesus is not like me - but that I am trying to be more like Him.
Just a thought for a Tuesday.

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