It is important to listen to what God’s Word says, but it is much more important to obey it, doing what it says. We can ingest much of the Word and find that some of what is on that page never produces much change in our behaviors and attitudes. Why is that? Maybe it’s because we don’t “Let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly” (Col. 3:16). Notice the order of imitation in the 1 Corinthians verses. Christ is the supreme example, Christ’s apostle follows His example, and finally, we are to follow the apostle’s example. The Christian has no greater calling or purpose that that of imitating the Lord. The Christian life is designed to reproduce Godliness as modeled by Jesus Christ. Through the power and work of the Holy Spirit, God’s children are to become more like our heavenly Father.
1. Do I put into action what I have studied in God’s Word? Why or why not?
2. What evidence can I point to that reinforces my answer to question #1?
Challenge: As we have just entered a new year, resolve to journal about the changes the Lord is bringing about in your life through the power of His Spirit. Prepare to be amazed to where He takes you to.
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