Being a Model
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And show your own self in all respects to be a pattern and a model of good deeds and works, teaching what is unadulterated, showing gravity [having the strictest regard for truth and purity of motive], with dignity and seriousness.
Only be careful that this power of choice (this permission and liberty to do as you please) which is yours, does not [somehow] become a hindrance (cause of stumbling) to the weak or overscrupulous [giving them an impulse to sin].
And you [set yourselves to] become imitators of us and [through us] of the Lord Himself, for you welcomed our message in [spite of] much persecution, with joy [inspired] by the Holy Spirit;
Remember your leaders and superiors in authority [for it was they] who brought to you the Word of God. Observe attentively and consider their manner of living (the outcome of their well-spent lives) and imitate their faith ( their conviction that God exists and is the Creator and Ruler of all things, the Provider and Bestower of eternal salvation through Christ, and their leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness).
Abstain from evil [shrink from it and keep aloof from it] in whatever form or whatever kind it may be.
Pattern yourselves after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah).
For even to this were you called [it is inseparable from your vocation]. For Christ also suffered for you, leaving you [His personal] example, so that you should follow in His footsteps.
- Model (15 instances)
- Commitment, to Jesus Christ
- Examples Of
- Examples of Leadership
- Following Jesus Christ
- Giving Money To The Church
- Imitating Good People
- Imitating Jesus
- Imitating Others
- Orthodoxy, In Nt
- Sanctification, Means And Results
- Spiritual Vitality
- Working Hard And Not Being Lazy