What Was Jesus Like?
Jesus was a likable person because He was kind, outgoing and gentle in spirit. He was compassionate and showed mercy to the poor, the lowly and those who had no helper. He had many friends, some closer than others. Peter and Lazarus were very special to Him. Many women were also His friends, and He was very close to some of them.
Jesus did the work of His Father by proclaiming the kingdom of heaven is at hand for those who change their lives by repenting (Matt. 4:17). Jesus came to proclaim the good life of God. He came to proclaim that when you live this life, you will be assured blessings, abundant peace, joy and every good thing (John 10:10; 15:11). All your prayers will be answered (John 14:14; 15:7; Matt. 7:7).
Jesus knew He couldn't change people from their wicked ways. He could not force anyone to repent, but He could proclaim the message as a witness. This message is the good news of how we can get rid of our evil natures by practicing God's Ways so that God can bless us (Acts 3:26). All we need to do is imitate Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 11:1). He was a living example, showing us, by His good deeds, how easy it is to overcome and live a godly life (John 10:32; Matt. 11:30).
Not all those who understood His message took it to heart, but a few did (Matt 13:19-23). Jesus was as a salesman selling a good way of life, but few were interested or believed His message (Matt. 11:30; 22:14). Many of those few who responded and strived to enter by the narrow door by living for God each day never finished, but others did endure to the end and were saved (Luke 13:24; Matt. 10:22; 24:13).
They were all reminded not to become weary in well-doing (Gal. 6:9; 2 Thess. 3:13). They were told that if they endured, they would receive the prize of ruling the nations of this earth with Christ (Rev. 2:26-27). They would also have Jesus Christ's nature formed in them (Gal. 4:19).
Those who continued to sacrifice, by doing good for God on a daily basis, eventually entered God's rest (Heb. 4:10; 13:16, 21; Rom. 12:1-2). Then all they needed to do was endure to the end, living the happy, peaceful, abundant life that Jesus lived and gave us example to live (Matt. 10:22; Rev. 2:26).
It's a simple message, isn't it? But it simply is not lived by many who profess His name today because it simply is not known (Titus 1:16). Now that you know what Jesus was like and what His simple message was, just imitate Him daily so you can be an example to others that this is indeed the truth and the only way to live (1 Cor. 11:1; John 3:21; 1 John 1:6-7).