No matter where we are spiritually, we can always do better, we can always strive to be more like Jesus Christ.
[Steve Myers] The Japanese have a term for good change or a change for the better. It's the word "kaizen." Kaizen. That is a "Z" here. Kaizen is the word. And it means a change for the better. In fact, they use it as a business philosophy to help improve productivity. And I'm not talking about the business aspect of this, but just the idea of kaizen, change for the better. In other words, we're at a certain level, but we can improve. We can improve. And this kaizen is really a Biblical principle when you really understand the aspect of, we're always supposed to be striving to be more Christ-like. This is evidenced over in 1 Thessalonians. 1 Thessalonians 4:9 1 Thessalonians 4:9But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
American King James Version×speaks to this idea.
Here is what Paul says about the Thessalonians. He says, "Concerning brotherly love, you have no need I should write to you." So, image that. The people there were really loving, giving people, and he's complimenting them for that very fact. Then he goes on and he says, "But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more."
Kaizen. That's that Japanese principle that we can improve. No matter where we are on the scale, we can definitely do better. And so, that's the goal of our Christian life. Wherever we're at, we're doing well. Well, keep on going. Keep on going. Continue to change for the better. Continuous improvement is part of our calling by God. And so, when we consider that, let's make it our goal to put this idea of kaizen, changing for the better and continuous improvement, a part of our philosophy of life.
That's "BT Daily," we'll see you next time.