Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do,
because you are his dear children.
We’re all imitators. Why not imitate God? Since we become like the people we hang out with, why not hang out with God?
Imitating God is key to spiritual health and growth. “In everything” doesn’t leave room for my selfish tendencies in anything—even when I think I have a good cause. Imitating God works for every situation. When I feel cheated by someone, I choose to imitate God in my response. When I want revenge, I choose to imitate God in my reaction. When I relate to my children, I choose to imitate God with his love.
People who imitate God find grace in stressful situations and wisdom to handle the pressures of the journey. Strong leaders who imitate God, rather than following their sinful passions, will pave the way for others to imitate God and influence a culture of godliness.