Instruct or Imitate

Posted on December 11, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

“For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Therefore I urge you, imitate me. ” 1 Corinthians 4:15-16

There is a distinction between those that instruct the truth and those that reveal the truth. There is a distinction between those that teach others and those that lead others. There is a distinction between those that tell others and those that show others. There is a distinction between those that explain and those that express. Are we telling others the truth or are we living the truth? Are we instructing others in the gospel or are we imitating the gospel? Father, give me the genuine depth of relationship with You that exudes from my life so that to the degree that I imitate Christ, others will imitate Christ as we together love and follow You.


Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

Think About This: “If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him. – C.T. Studd

The Daily Bible Reading: Hebrews 13; James 1-3| You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—[a]our faith. 1 John 5:4

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick

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