Read 2 Thessalonians 3:7-18.
“Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.” (v. 9)
I grew up in an age when many folks, including those not professing to be Christians, had principles. Ours was not a Christian home, but swearing, movies, dances were not allowed. Some slang expressions were not permitted. The remedy for an infraction resulted in washing out the mouth with soap, attempting to clean up our language. And the Sabbath was not a day to buy and sell. I look back on the example lived before me. When I became a follower of Jesus, the principles instilled in me carried over into my new life.
Example is a valuable tool for this day and age. The examples practiced in our homes will leave an impression on our children. When they accept the Lord as their Savior, principles learned will aid them in victorious lives.
I attended a four-year Bible school that only accepted students willing to work for their education. The examples followed there have been extremely beneficial, both spiritually and for setting a good example before my children. (Margaret Heilman)
Oh, to be like Thee! Blessed Redeemer,
This is my constant longing and prayer.
Gladly I’ll forfeit all of earth’s treasures,
Jesus, Thy perfect likeness to wear.
Oh, to be like Thee! Oh, to be like Thee,
Blessed Redeemer, pure as thou art!
Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fulness;
Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.
— Thomas Obadiah Chisholm
Let Him stamp you with His image.