Our Perfect Example

Are you looking for an example to follow? Do you want a mentor that will lead you down the right path? There is a perfect example, if you are willing to follow Him. He set an example for all of us to follow that comes with fulfilled promises.

Many of us have had someone who was a mentor or someone we looked up to and wanted to be like. For some, it is their parents. For others, it may have been a friend of the family or someone they worked for.

I have had a couple of those types of men in my life. Perhaps there is a woman or man in your life that sets a wonderful example, someone you want to be like as you grow older. Usually, these folks are people who are well respected by others and perhaps honored by others as well. They have high moral standards, treat people well, and are high performers. There is often an aura about them that draws others to them or, in some case, may push people away because they are in awe of them. We may call it the “it factor.”

Jesus was this type of person. He had an air of authority about him that amazed the teachers of the law and the average person. He had an aura about Him that attracted the less fortunate and caused them to worship Him. His moral standards were perfect. He was shrewd when dealing with Jewish leaders. He was gracious when dealing with the common person. He taught with wisdom when teaching His disciples. He was disciplined in prayer to His Heavenly Father. He humbled Himself before the Father.

Jesus is our perfect example. As humans, we are incapable of achieving the perfection of Christ, especially on our own. This is the reason we are to rely on Him, turn our lives over to Him completely. His Spirit will work through us continuously to bring about progress in becoming more like Him each day. If we hold back, our growth is stunted.

My prayer is that I learn to give up myself, allowing Him to take control. That is also my prayer for each one of you. The more you and I give up ourselves, the more He works in us, molding us into His image. We start to acquire the same aura He had, one little bit at a time.

I pray we all give up ourselves. I pray we decide to follow the perfect example of Jesus. I pray each one of us will follow in His footsteps. Give yourself over to Jesus. Give Him all of you. Allow His Spirit to make changes in you. Become more like Him each day.

1 Peter 2:21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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