Gazing in wonder

Ephesians 5:1 seems to be an impossible command – to be an imitator of God. Take a minute to see it in the context of the last verses of the previous chapter. In those verses Paul had asked that his readers act in three ways – that they speak well of each other, that they get rid of all bitterness, and that they are kind and compassionate to one another.

If this is how we imitate God, then God is just like that to us. He speaks well, even thinks well of us. He has no bitterness towards us, and he is kind and compassionate towards us.

Take a few moments to rest in these truths today.