From time to time I will see trucks with a “Follow Me” sign on their tailgate. As a matter of fact, I followed one just last week who was directing traffic around the construction of a new bridge in our area. I understood where he was leading me.
When I see a truck with such a sign just driving down the road, I will often think to myself, “Where are you going?”
Paul used those words, but he added to them.
Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV)
Or, in a different translation:
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV)
Three questions for each of us to ask. Who am I following? Who is following me? Where am I headed?
To know that I am following Jesus, I must know what he says. I cannot trust my thoughts nor my strong impressions because Jesus’ thoughts and strong impressions are not like mine. His way is perfect. His thoughts are always truth. We will all be judged by his thoughts, not our own.
Paul had it exactly right. “Follow me, as I follow Christ.”
It is always a good thing to constantly be asking ourselves, “What would Jesus have me to do?” “What does Jesus say about this?”