“Follow the steps of good men instead, and stay on the paths of the righteous.” Proverbs 2:20
One of the provisions of God, to successfully fulfill his will, is for us to follow those who have effectively gone before us in honor of Christ. Additionally, we are to follow those currently walking in integrity, with their life’s purpose and goal, to honor the Lord.
Christ is the ultimate example we are to emulate through the continued enabling of the Holy Spirit, but there are those currently given to Christ to which we can also look to.
The apostle Paul, when writing to the Corinthian church, encouraged the brothers and sisters in Christ to imitate him, “…imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.” (1 Corinthians 11:1). In other words, follow me as I follow Jesus.
Christ is the Son of God, the perfect one, the ultimate image in which we are being shaped for the glory of God the Father. There are men and women, with godly reputation, proven character, and hearts committed to the love and will of God, we are encouraged to follow.
Understand the nature and character of Christ from the pages of the Bible, identify those given to Jesus and his causes, and follow them as they follow God.
Thank you Lord for those who exemplify a disciple of Jesus, thank you for those godly mentors you have given to guide me into a life glorifying and honoring of you. Amen.