Ephesians 5:1 - Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Apostle Paul commanded in this text to be imitators of God. We are to imitate his conduct and character. Follow Him as little children. Matthew 18:3 - Then he said, (Jesus) "I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Who are you imitating? God is calling us to imitate Him!
Many so called Christians are imitating the ways of the world. Their fashion, their speech, their standards, their entertainment and nearly everything else they do that does not glorify God. Matthew 6:24a "No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. Who you serve is who you are imitating!
Ephesians 5:3 Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God's people.
Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
We are also commanded in Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
You may ask why should we imitate God? God is the way, the truth and the life! according to 2 Peter 3:9 it is His will that none should perish, but come to repentance.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: Imitate Christ who is light!
If we are going to imitate anyone, let it be the Lord. If you are looking for an example to follow, look no further! Jesus it is!
Jeremiah 17:10 - I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
Who are you imitating? There is only one True and Living God. It is Christ who died for us.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for wise counsel on today.
I love you all with the love of Christ.