“Christ Is Far More Than Our Example But Is Also Our Example 基督是遠多於我們的典範，卻也是我們的典範“（Ephesians 以弗所書 5:1-2）
Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
This is a call to practical action, going beyond our inner life with God in Christ. When we act according to our nature as God’s children, we will imitate Him in Christ who is far more than our example but is also our example. As Christ has loved us and given Himself for us, we are to display the same kind of self-giving love to others. When we do imitate Christ, we become His representatives, especially before those who have shut God out of their life. God often calls us to lay down our life little by little for others, not necessarily like that of Lord Jesus but it is laying down our lives nonetheless.
Prayer: Abba Father, the idea of following Christ’s example is simple, i.e. being holy as you are holy. We cannot content ourselves comparing us among others. Thank you that as in all things, Lord Jesus is our example. We are not saved by His example but by Him; once we are saved, His example is meaningful to us. May we offer a pleasing sacrifice like that of Lord Jesus as we give ourselves to others in love. Amen.