In the "Biblical Perspective" for this week's lesson, Dr. Marsh Jones writes:

To be a follower of God means to imitate Him in His moral and ethical attributes. This is not follower in the sense of having an interest in a particular person or party, rather it is follower in its most intense meaning — one who sincerely seeks to take on the traits of the one to whom he has joined himself.

Discussion: Having followers or being a follower is a common term today. How is its use similar or different from the biblical meaning?
Source: Galatians and Ephesians, Adult Teacher's Insights, page 75.