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“"In Sync with the Father"”

Ephesians 5:1

Follow God?s example, therefore, as dearly loved children?

Thoughts for Today:

[As we begin Chapter Five, Paul continues his instructions regarding how to walk a life that is full of purity and worthy of the work to which we are called.]

In the last several verses of Chapter Four (beginning with verse 22), Paul spoke of putting off our "old self" (our former way of life), and how we are to put on the "new self" (created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness). He gave some great detail regarding how we can achieve this goal. He concluded by saying that we should love others by forgiving them, "just as in Christ God forgave you." In other words, we should be imitators of the Lord.

So how is it possible for us to imitate God? It wouldn't be, if we weren't God's children. As children of God we are called to act like God because of who we are. Children imitate their fathers. And if we truly believe we are "dearly loved children," we will imitate our Father in heaven as we seek to please Him.

The Message paraphrases our passage today as follows: "Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love."

Questions to Ponder:

A person's life indicates their lineage. So too, a believer's life should reflect our Father in heaven. Does yours? In what ways is your behavior out of sync with your Father's? What needs to change?

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Pocket Devotions are written by Mike Brooks. A retired businessman, he is Moderator of South Shores church, leads the Deacon Board, serves on the finance committee, and he teaches a Men's Bible study and the Men's Ministry. Mike has a passion for evangelical missions. He is the husband of Sherry; the father of Ryan, Natalie, Krissy, Rebecca, and Amanda; the father-in-law of Ariel; and the grandfather of Conner and Christian.