Reflecting on God’s Word …

Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT
[1] Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. [2] Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.


Walking in God’s paths is not easy. This chapter begins with the words …

“Imitate God.”

We imitate and copy those who we respect, honor and love. For example, children imitate the behavior of their parents because they have been nurtured by them and have their DNA, for good or not so good! Spouses start to think alike after years of marriage together, and fans tend follow or copy the attitudes and ways of those they follow.

In the same way, we are to imitate God simply because we are His children. We are made in His image and if we follow God’s ways , we will be like Him. We love God because He first loved us and so we start thinking like He would because we love Him and all He’s done for us. If Jesus is our hero, our King, our Lord and Savior, then we will respect, follow, copy, obey — do everything and anything to be like Him!