Following Good Examples
by Randy Chambers, 2014-12-31
1 Corinthians 11:1, NIV: Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
For a man to say that he believes in something is acceptable to most. But if that man is true to his beliefs, then he may be viewed a fanatic. And should that man’s convictions be demonstrated in his life in such a way that others are convicted--then that man is a threat. But not to us, right? For we have put on Christ and put aside the old ways of sin. Therefore, we are open to scrutinize our own deeds, actions and lifestyles...correct? When we see a Christian among Christians, who seeks Jesus with all his heart, are we not inspired to learn from that Christian? Or do we cringe when we see him coming? As we watch some Christians, we might be so inclined to engage ourselves in self-examination. Yet there is a sinful side of us that shrinks back. Our flesh desires to dismiss conviction. Throughout our lives, God will provide examples for us to follow. What a loss it would be if we do not see the examples because we prefer to believe we’ve nothing there to learn.