Be Imitators of God
Follow God’s Example
By Mark Moon
Key Verse: 5:1
“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dear loved children” [“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children….”]
In chapter 4, we thought about unity in church. Those who accept Christ as Lord, regardless of their human backgrounds, become “one” as members of God’s church. To accept Christ as Lord is essential to become one. To accept Christ as Lord means to submit to his Lordship. Christ is head of the body and the center of the church. Each member must live a Christ-centered life and grow to the full measure of Christ’s image, that is, grow in godliness.
As we learned in 4:24, those who accept Jesus as their Lord are created to be like God in true righteousness … Read the rest