Today, we continue with our study of biblical examples of imitation and how God has been using the truth of imitation to build His kingdom ever since.
c. GIDEON TOLD HIS MEN TO DO WHAT HE DID
Judges 7:17-20 says, “And he said unto them, look on me and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that as I do so shall ye do. When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets on every side of all the camp and, and say, The sword of the Lord and of Gideon.” By following the example of Gideon, there was a great victory for God’s people.
d. THE APOSTLES IMITATED JESUS
Matthew 4:18 says, “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother… And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.” Acts 4:13 says, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.”
The Apostles were literally called to imitate Jesus Christ our Lord and they did it so well that people around them called them “CHRISTIANS”. The meaning of “Christian” ought to be, “ONE WHO IS CALLED TO AND IS IMITATING THE CHRIST AMONG MEN”. Most believers have not qualified themselves for the intimacy that begets true imitation in the Body of Christ. Can teachers, bankers, doctors or soldiers humble themselves to learn HOW TO HEAR GOD’s VOICE from their pastors?
PRAYER: Lord, I know there are truths You have reserved for me in the kingdom father you have chosen for me, lead me his way and lead him to me in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Joshua 7:16-9:2, Luke 16:1-18, Psalm 82:1-8, Proverbs 13:2-3