FOLLOW CHRIST’S EXAMPLE
Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps. [1 PETER 2 : 21]
Jesus gave us the ultimate example of suffering. The Greek word translated as “example” refers to a pattern that is placed under a piece of paper to be traced. Like children who learn their letters using tracing paper over a pattern, we are to trace our lives according to the pattern Christ laid down for us.
We follow His pattern by walking “in His steps.” We are to walk in Christ’s steps because His was a righteous walk. It was also a walk of unjust suffering, which is part of the walk of righteousness. Some suffer more than others, but if you truly want to follow after Christ, you will practice tracing His example.
~ John MacArthur ~