Paul wrote to the Corinthians:
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
Seven times—in 1 Cor. 4:16 & 11:1, Phil. 3:17, 2 Thess. 3:7, 1 Tim. 4:12, Titus 2:7 and 1 Pet. 5:3—we’re told to follow the example of others who are following Christ’s (imperfect as they may be).
It seems that the Holy Spirit was pretty emphatic on this point when inspiring the Scriptures.
The example of others is a critical part of our growth as Christians.
Of course, this also means that as we follow the example of others, we must be an example worth following.
I guess, then, the question for me becomes:
How am I doing with that?
Is my faith worth imitating? Am I an example that should be followed? [Read more...]