SET AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS RATHER THAN
TELLING THEM WHAT THEY OUGHT TO DO
Children are very impressionable
when they are young. They take seriously everything they see mommy, daddy, grandma,
grandpa, and older siblings do. The older generation sets an example for the younger ones.
So it is with newborn spiritual
Christians. They too, are searching for examples to follow. If we (as mature Christians)
don't set a proper example then we risk confusing and negatively influencing the younger
We are part of Jesus' body. He was
perfect. Jesus gave us an example of how to Love.
Be careful of what you say and do
because there are others watching you. Ask yourself - "Am I doing what Jesus would
Setting a Christian example rather
than telling someone what to do proves that God is in charge of your life and that you
depend on Him for all things. Actions speak louder than words.
Luke 6:37 - Don't judge other
people, and you will not be judged. Don't accuse others of being guilty, and you will not
be accused of being guilty. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
John 13:15 - I did this as an
example so that you should do as I have done for you.
I Timothy 4:12 - Do not let anyone
treat you as if you are unimportant because you are young. Instead, be an example to the
believers with your words, your actions, your Love, your faith, and your pure life.
Prayer: Dear Father let me
grow in Love for everyone and not judge nor condemn, but rather be compassionate and
forgiving and kind, as You are. Amen