No matter how young, old, or where you are in your walk with the Lord, it is important to always follow the example of Jesus Christ for your life. To do things His way and to please God the Father.
Even Jesus, who is God, looked to His Father for instruction and obeyed His commands.
Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. John 5:19
What are those things, you may ask? Honor your father and your mother, love one another, worship God and no other, do not lie, do not steal, do not look at others with hatred or unrighteous desires in your heart, and be content with what you have.
Do these things sound familiar? They are from the Law, the ten commandments God gave people to follow and obey.
Many times it is hard to be good on your own strength, isn’t it? This is because of sin.
But God commands everyone to turn from their sins and obey Him. To give up on doing it yourself and allow Jesus Christ to do in you what you could never do.
Yep, that’s right, you must repent of your sins to Jesus, turn away from them, and follow the Father’s instructions of how to live. Resist the devil and do what is right.
Jesus obeyed the Father, will you?
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4