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Thursday, November 15, 2108
WHO’S YOUR ROLE MODEL?
(Only Follow And Imitate Godly People)
TO THE BIBLE
Philippians 3:17 GNB
“Keep on imitating me, my friends. Pay attention to those who follow the right example that we have set for you.”
Today’s social media has become the norm for societal infotainment, with a lot of young people “liking,” “mentioning” and “following” others, perhaps due to a funny video, quote or meme shared. Some follow others after reading an inspirational article posted by them. As a young person, you’d probably want to pattern your life after one role model or another. There’s nothing wrong in having a role model, but you must let the Word of God guide you in choosing the right one. And our theme scripture today is so relevant in this regard.
Paul says, “Follow my example, and take note of those who are also living in the same way.” You’re supposed to pattern your life only after godly characters, not people who don’t know or recognise God. There’re so many famous people in the world who aren’t living to give God glory. They’re perceived to be successful, but their accomplishments don’t count before God. You ought not to pattern your life after such folks.
Meanwhile, there are others who pretend to be godly outwardly but aren’t committed to God inwardly. The Bible says to keep away from them also. In the subsequent verses to our theme scripture, we read: “For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things” (Philippians 3:18-19 NIV).
As you make your journey through life, observe carefully the lifestyle and ambitions of whoever you want to take as a role model.
1 Corinthians 4:15
For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for enlightening me with your Word on the importance of choosing the right people to follow. I receive wisdom and function with understanding henceforth. I’m guided by your Word, to choose rightly and follow wisely.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Hebrews 12:1-13, Jeremiah 31-32
John 12:12-19, 1 Chronicles 15
Re-examine your role models in the light of today’s lesson.