Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.
3 John 1:11 ESV
This is a great straight forward sentence about what should be imitated, good not evil. Whatever one does shows where they are coming from on a spiritual level. What we do speaks volumes about our heart attitude and where our heart truly lies.
Jesus said this in Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ESV When we imitate evil our heart is in an evil place, when we imitate good our heart is in the right place.
We must be careful of the behaviors we imitate, because what we do shows where we are coming from or where we have never truly been. If we have seen God we will not want to imitate evil we will want to imitate good. We must remember that, if we are exhibiting evil we have not truly seen God. If we have not truly seen God, we need to step back and start the journey again with a repentant heart.
So today, let's take stock. Are we imitating good or evil? Either way we have work to do. We must either get back on the right track or continue in serving as we should.
© 2013 Leo J. Woodman