March 31, 2021

Follow Jesus’ Example

1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1

“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.”

—  1 Corinthians 11:1

People’s mindsets usually determine their actions.

What is your mindset? What motivates you? What do you value in life, and whom do you follow?

Jesus, the Savior, calls us to follow him, and Paul teaches, “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” And he says, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.”

One day, a grade-school teacher asked his students to come up and talk about their ancestors or parents. One child came to the front and said, “My grandfather is a principal, and my dad is the CEO of a company. I’m very proud of them.” Another child also came to the front and boasted about his parents in his own way.

Then the teacher remembered that one of the children was an orphan and did not have parents. The teacher became anxious and embarrassed about the fact that he had overlooked that child.

But when the orphan came up to the front, he spoke with great confidence: “My Father is God. My Father has many children. So I have many siblings as well. Also, my Father is the owner of this world. He is wealthier than everyone, and he is more loving too.”

We are the children of God. Our Father has given us his Son, so that we can have full life with him forever.

Shall we follow his example and invite others to do the same?

Father God, thank you for loving us so immensely. Lord Jesus, as we struggle in this world, help us to grow in faith and to follow your example. Amen.

About the author — Jang Ho Park

Jang Ho Park is a pastor in Tacoma, Washington. He and his wife, Jong Boon, have two sons.

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