“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” (1Corinthians 11:1, NASB)
All of us are examples for others — like it or not.
As a disciple of Jesus, when people observe us, who is it they see?
Writing to the disciples in Corinth, Paul recognized the possibility that others will pay more attention to the follower’s words and deeds than to the documented life of the Leader. Our daily challenge is to follow Jesus faithfully in all that we say and do, so that any time that anyone observes us they are seeing Christ at work.
The great 19th-century preacher Dwight L. Moody said: “Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible; the other 99 will read the Christian.”
When the world “reads” you and me, who is it they see? – Luther