Imitation

Imitation

Today’s Scripture Selection: Third John 11

“Dear friend, do no imitate what is evil but what is good.”

I don’t often hear anyone describe an imitation as a good thing.

We want the “real deal” – or as they say in the country – the “gen-u-yne article.”  We don’t think much of a “mere” imitation.

But here, is Scripture, imitation is a commendable, even necessary thing.

We can imitate good or imitate evil.

We can mirror Christ’s example or Satan’s.

We can show that we are Christ-followers or something far less attractive.

We can imitate something that brings life – or death.

So, while I think being genuine is very important, I offer this simple reminder that sometimes the best thing we can do, and the best we can be, is a “mere” imitation of the one true God.

John put it simply and to the point:

“Anyone who does what is good is from God.  Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.”

Kind of clears things up – in a word of smoke and mirrors.

Prayer: Lord, show me how to imitate your love and grace to others, your goodness that is incomparable.  AMEN.

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