Today’s devotion is based on Philippines s3:17, Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.”
The Apostle Paul encouraged the church in Philippi to follow his example and to keep their eyes on “those who live as we do.” In other words, he wanted them to watch people who live in a God-pleasing way. God wants us to do the same. It’s essential to keep our eyes on and give attention to those godly examples and models he has placed into our lives, and then be that example for others. In doing so, we encourage and build one another up that we all may live God-pleasing lives.
Please pray the prayer for today with me: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator, and sustainer of all things; I praise you for the many godly examples you have given me in the pages of the Bible and my life. Please help me to imitate those who look to you. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.