Posted: Wednesday, August 17
1 Corinthians 11:1-16
Verse of the day:
And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1)
Who is someone that you looked up to as a kid? Take a moment, close you eyes, and picture that person. Where are they at now? Are they still a quality role model? I just spent an entire week at Spencer Lake Kids Camp in a room with 9 boys from our church and let me tell you, that age is ripe for merit worthy imitation. They crave someone to follow. It’s so funny (at times) to watch them do things simply because someone else is doing it. Not because they want to, not because they think it’s fun, but honestly only because the person they look up to is doing it.
For most people, we are emulating others whether we realize it or not. It’s just part of how we’re hardwired. Even those who are “doing their own thing” are typically fitting in with a crowd and still have a style. Who in your life are you attempting to imitate? Is it a parent? A Co-worker or boss? A friend or rival? Perhaps you are trying to mirror a lifestyle you’ve read online or in a magazine. Who are you trying to be?
Paul was writing 1 Corinthians 1 for the church in Corinth. He told them that they should imitate him, just as he is imitating Christ. Be like me guys, because I’m doing my best to be like Jesus. There really is no better person to be like than Christ. He’s perfect in every way. As you live today and make real life decisions, think about whether or not you’re mirroring what Jesus would do. Ask Him for His help in emulating him instead of faulty ways. Life is so much more fulfilling when we own our copy cat nature and imitate Christ.