top of page


“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 4:1-2

It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. The question is, who do we imitate? Imitating God is a tall order. Yet Paul here in his letter to the Ephesian church calls for just that. Be imitators of God. This comes right after a section that speaks of putting away falsehood and not walking as the Gentiles do. As believers in Christ we have been transformed and our lives should reflect that change.

And yet the reality is imitating God is difficult. We are prone to sin. We struggle. We don’t always react in the right way. We have the example Christ set before us. We have the promise of the Holy Spirit within us, helping to mold us into the image of the Son of God.

But notice the next command in these verses, ‘and walk in love’. Walk in love. I may not always reflect or imitate God perfectly, but I press on and strive toward that goal in my sanctification. Walking in love seems just a little bit more manageable. I don’t always act in a loving manner even to those who are the closest to me in life. But I always have that choice. Will I choose love? And as I do so I have to remember how much Christ loved us and gave himself up for us. He is our example.

I encourage you to read further in Ephesians 5 as Paul speaks of not engaging in all sorts of sinful behavior. But it is not just a call to stop the bad behavior that we see in this chapter but also a call to walk in good behavior.

“for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the LORD. Walk as children of light” Ephesians 5:8

As we continue walking in this week that God has given to us, I encourage you to remember how you and I were called out of darkness and into light. We have been redeemed. Let us walk as children of light.

14 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Open My Eyes

“Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from

Storing Up the Word

“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I

Oh that my ways may be Steadfast

“Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!


Commenting has been turned off.
bottom of page