2023-01-11 “Christ Is Far More Than Our Example But Is Also Our Example”(Ephesians 5:1-2)

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.

禱告: 阿爸父啊,效法基督榜樣的觀念是顯而易見的,即是要聖潔,因為你是聖潔的。我們不能夠把自己與眾人比較,來使自己滿足。感謝你就如在一切事上,主耶穌是我們的典範。我們不是靠著祂的典範,而是靠著祂得蒙拯救;一旦我們蒙了拯救,祂的典範對我們來說就有意義了。當我們在愛裡為別人捨己時,願我們獻上如主耶穌獻的討喜悅的祭牲。阿們。

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