Thursday, July 13 – 1 Corinthians 11:1

Jul 12, 2023

Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.

 

From an early age, children mimic what they see from adults around them. It starts with simple facial expressions, then transitions to their speech, and then moves further to their behavior. Children live as imitators of the adults in their life. We understand this concept when it comes to seeing how people physically imitate one another but may have trouble understanding what it means to imitate Christ. Paul was not just a parrot repeating the words of Christ but someone who sought to reflect Christ in all areas of his life. Sometimes we aren’t even aware we’re trying to imitate someone. Without realizing it, we become imitators of our boss to get the raise, our friends to be accepted, and the list goes on. When we make it our aim to imitate Christ in all we do, like Paul, our life becomes a testimony to share with others.

 

It’s easy to forget we were made to follow Christ, but it is difficult to wake up every day with that clear focus in mind. We like doing things our way and being in a place where people will listen to us or receive our advice for life. But even as we participate in discipling others, it’s not about us. We’re seeking to follow the example of Christ. When we live in this way, we continue to learn and grow and faithfully share what we’ve received with others.

 

  • If someone only observed your life, who or what might they conclude you seek to imitate?
  • Who has been an imitator of Christ you have looked up to? How might you learn from them?
  • Pray and thank God for those who have been examples of imitating Christ. Ask Him to lead you to imitate Him in all you do.

 

 

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