Philippians 4:9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

How bold is this statement? Paul is telling the church in Philippi to do the things they’ve learned and seen in him. First of all, Paul is not the Christ and he’s not a prophet speaking on God’s behalf. Secondly, he’s not speaking to a bunch of children. He’s just a regular person, who chose to honor God with his life, speaking to adults.

Let’s evaluate ourselves. Are we living in a manner where we can tell someone else to do as we do? Do we have enough revelation in the Word of God to teach someone else? Can people see Christ in us? If not, then we need to begin making adjustments to reflect the image of Christ in today’s world. That will include loving others unconditionally, forgiving people, being a blessing to others, and more.

We don’t have to be perfect, but we should be constantly growing in Christ to the point that we are an example to others.