Even As I Also Am Of Christ

Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1

I have been guilty repeatedly online of encouraging people to follow me… on Twitter, on Facebook, on my blog(s)… on numerous other places.

And certainly, asking people to be followers of you is biblical, provided they are following only as you are of Christ.

I appreciate the audience the Internet affords, but it must seriously be considered whether I am using the Internet to become a part of a micro-celebrity culture or in order to encourage others to walk in Jesus’ humble footsteps by means of my own example.

We all, as Christians, must address that in our own lives.

If we have followers, then they must be encouraged to follow us only as we walk in Jesus’ example. Conversely, if we are not walking in His shoes, so to speak, then we are unworthy of being followed… and we are instead the blind leading the blind to a pit of destruction.

Even the famous Pharisee Paul — an educated man who was likely from a well-to-do family — declared his own example worthless if it is not the example of Jesus Christ.

May your followers be followers of Jesus-in-you, and may Jesus-in-you be shown forth brightly by your actions, that others may follow Him through you.

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