Friday, June 1, 2012

Three Things

Recently I have been studying the book of Ephesians.  A few verses in chapter 5 have stuck with me.....

"Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.  And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.  But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.  
Ephesians 5:1-4

From those verses, I gleaned three things.
  1. Imitate God.
  2. Walk in love.
  3. Give thanks.
That's pretty simple isnt' it?  Simple, but at the same time, hard.  In my Bible study notebook, I listed all of the attributes of God that I could think of.  And then I pondered imitating them. What a task!  But if I walk in love (I read 1 Corinthians 13 to remind myself of the characteristics of love) and give thanks in all things, I am on the right track.  I will fail every day.  Every day.  But I strive to keep on attempting those three things.