Be an example (a model) by doing good deeds. Do not be influenced by a bad example. Do not be a stumbling block.
Be example by doing good deeds
Titus 2:7 7 in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility,
1 Timothy 4:12 12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Do not be influenced by bad example
3 John 11 11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.
Do not be a stumbling block
1 Corinthians 8:9, 13 9 But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak.
13 Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never again eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.
Imitate apostles and Lord
1 Thessalonians 1:6 6 And you became followers of us (apostles) and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,
Imitate church leaders
Hebrews 13:7 7 Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.
Imitate the ants
Proverbs 6:6, 9 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise,
9 How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep?
Leaders lead by good example
1 Peter 5:3 3 nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock;
Prophets, examples of patience
James 5:10 10 My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience.
Imitate apostles, Lord, church leaders and ants. Leaders lead by good example. Prophets are examples of patience.
To live as children of light one must discern what pleases the Lord (cf. 2 Cor. 5:9; Col. 1:10).
The church has one function, and that is to guard the truth, to proclaim the truth and to live the truth. So you take the Word of God, you teach it, you proclaim it, you protect it, you defend it, and you live it, and that’s a church. The Word of God rightly divided, rightly understood.
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about being a “Model.” Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,