As children imitate their parents, we should be imitators of God.
“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2
What are we doing when we imitate God? God is the perfect person. He’s full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Go back to the very beginning. When God created us, he said, “Let us make man in our image.” In the law He said, “Be holy as I am holy.” Jesus said, “Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.” When we imitate God, we’re doing what we’re designed to do—we’re imaging God, being holy as He is holy, pursuing perfection. The fact that we have and will continue to fail is no excuse out of this command. It’s all the more reason we need it.
Pray for Vietnamese Believers to study God’s Word and fully obey it.