“Whoever says he abides in Him ought to
walk in the same way in which He walked”
1 Peter 2:21; For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, (1 Peter 2:21, NASB)
John 8:12; Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” (John 8:12, NASB)
Luke 14:26; “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. (Luke 14:26, NASB)
1 John 2:5; 5 but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: 6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
(1 John 2:5, NASB)
John 10:27; My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; (John 10:27, NASB)
2 Corinthians 6:3; giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited, (2 Corinthians 6:3, NASB)
1 Corinthians 11:1; Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1, NASB)
Hebrews 12:2; fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2, NASB)
Titus 2:7; in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, (Titus 2:7, NASB)
James 5:10; As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
(James 5:10, NASB)
2 Timothy 2:2; The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:2, NASB)
Matthew 28:19; Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28:19, NASB)
Colossians 1:23; if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister. (Colossians 1:23, NASB)
2 Corinthians 5:18-20; 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:18, NASB)
John 15:16 You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. (John 15:16, NASB)
I thank You Father for the example of the life of Jesus. Help me to follow in His steps, for I know that whoever truly follows Him will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. Forgive me Father for the times I have chosen darkness over the light of Your presence. Help me to love You above all others and all other things. May I listen to Your voice, be known by You and follow You. May I not be a stumbling block in anyone’s path or be discredited as Your disciple this day because of my words or actions for You have said in Your Word that whoever claims to live in Jesus, must walk as He did!
May I become a disciple who, like the apostle Paul, can say to others without boasting “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ!” Empower me by Your Spirit to be an example of Jesus in my home, place of work, neighborhood or school. May my encounters with friends and strangers alike be seasoned with the presence of Christ. May I fix my thoughts and my eyes on Him. In everything may I set an example by doing what is good. Even in the face of suffering, may I be an example of patience. And Father, I ask that You would give me opportunity to entrust to someone else all that You are teaching and showing me, that I might truly become a disciple who makes disciples.
As one who follows You Lord, may I continue in faith and stand firm, never moving from the hope held out to me in the Gospel. Remind me that as Your disciple I have been called to the ministry and message of reconciliation as Christ’s ambassador. May I be a worthy vessel through whom You can implore others to be reconciled to Christ, that lasting spiritual fruit may be born out of my life. All this I ask in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.
Read: 1 Peter 2:21; John 8:12;
Luke 14:26; 1 John 2:5;
John 10:27; 2 Corinthians 6:3;
1 Corinthians 11:1; Hebrews 12:2;
Titus 2:7; James 5:10;
2 Timothy 2:2; Matthew 28:19;
Colossians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20;