How often do you read your Bible then say, “Well I could never do that. I’m not Paul. I’m not Joseph.” With this verse, we get two great applications. The first is a challenge to us to be able to say what Paul is saying, “Follow my example in my walk with Jesus.” Does that scare you a little bit? It does for me, but it should! It should make us really think about what we do and what we say.
The second is the question of whom are you following? Who is your example because we know the same Spirit that empowers them to walk rightly, can do the same for us if we are willing to surrender and see the people the Lord has given us as an example. Look around saints! You are called to not only be the example, but look for examples as well.
Pastor Sean Boehm