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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ephesians 6:14a, 17
Stand firm.......... Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Hebrews 13:7-8
7: Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

I find that most people do not like the idea of imitating someone else. We think that it diminishes us as people and calls our abilities into question. God thinks it is a good idea to imitate those who are more experienced and are being successful. He knows that we can imitate another's actions and be successful because His principles for success never change. God tells us to imitate those who are doing things the right way and having success because He loves the imitator and wants them to be blessed just like the one being imitated is being blessed.

1 Corinthians 4:16-17
16: Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
17: For this reason I am sending to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.

Paul gives us an insight into who is worthy of being imitated, someone who lives what they teach. Paul was consistent. He lived what he taught about Jesus and what he taught one group he taught every group. Consistency is harder than you may think. A lot of people are not so confident in their beliefs that they can hold unwavering to them. Those that are trying to be something they are not cannot be consistent for a long period of time. Imitate those that have proven themselves consistent and steadfast over the years.

1 Corinthians 11:1
1: Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

Paul has it right. He is really telling people to follow Jesus. At this time Jesus had ascended to the right hand of God so Paul was a present, earthly example for people to follow. Do you know anyone that steadfastly follows Jesus. If reading and fully understanding the Bible is not your gift then find someone who is gifted at it and is living it out and follow them.

Hebrews 6:12
12: We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

If you follow the path of those who are inheriting the Kingdom of God, guess where you are going to end up, inheriting all that God has promised. Let us set aside our pride and find someone that has proven themselves to faithfully follow Jesus and imitate them so that we can realize the fullness of all of God's promises.

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