But whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God is perfected. This is how we know we are in Him: The one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked—1 John 2:5-6.
How did Yeshua walk? Well, scripture tells us that He was sinless (Hebrews 4:15). It also tells us that sin is transgressing God’s Law (1 John 3:4). So, that should lead us to the logical conclusion that Yeshua followed God’s Law…to the letter…so He wouldn’t sin and could be our atoning sacrifice.
So if we are to walk…just as He walked…shouldn’t we follow God’s Law…Genesis to Revelation? Shouldn’t we be willing to give up our ways and the traditions of man to obey our Father who has adopted us and called us into His glorious kingdom? (Mark 7:8-9; Ephesians 1:5-6; 1 Peter 2:9-10) Shouldn’t we be willing to walk in the footsteps of the One who gave His life for us so we could overcome sin? (Psalm 119:9-10; Hebrews 2:17-18; Hebrews 5:8-9) Shouldn’t walking as our Master did be our joy and privilege? (Psalm 1:2; Psalm 19:7-11; Romans 7:22) … not for our gain, but because of all He did and continues to do for us … because we were bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20).
In the end, I would rather give my all to following in the footsteps of Yeshua and pursue holiness (Hebrews 12:14) and strive to go through the narrow gate and stay on the difficult path (Matthew 7:13-14), and work out my salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12), than to have Him say on that day, depart from me you who practice lawlessness (Matthew 7:21-23).
In John 12:44-50, Jesus tells us, “The one who believes in Me believes not in Me, but in Him who sent Me. And the one who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me would not remain in darkness. If anyone hears My words and doesn’t keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. The one who rejects Me and doesn’t accept My sayings has this as his judge: The word I have spoken will judge him on the last day. For I have not spoken on My own, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a command as to what I should say and what I should speak. I know that His command is eternal life. So the things that I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.” (John 12:44-50)
What standard are we going to be judged by?