Action: Imitate

READ: “For I have given you an example—you should do just as I have done for you” Jn 13.15.

THINK: Jesus offers himself as an example of humility and service to be imitated by his disciples. In many aspects, he and the Father ought to be imitated, Ex 12.42; Mt 5.48; Mk 10.38-39; Col 3.13; Eph 5.1; Phil 2.5ff; 1 Pet 2.21-23. To do this, it is necessary to know the Bible, know how they acted, and conduct oneself according to their example. The one who imitates Jesus becomes an example to others, 1 Cor 11.1; 1 Thes 1.6-7, and puts himself forward as such, Phil 3.17; 1 Tim 4.12; 1 Pet 5.3.

ACT: Live in a way worthy to be imitated by others, as you follow Christ’s example.

PRAY: Father, show me how I must be an imitator of yours and of Jesus.

ASK: Is there some behavior of mine that does not serve as an example?


J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

What do you think?