“Imitators of God” (Eph. 4:25-5:2)
By the cross of Christ, we became God’s children. We are imitators of God, made in the image of God. So we show His nature and His love. Jesus is the reason why we can live like that. The Holy Spirit is the assurance why we can live like that. We remain in him, and trust in him daily, moment by moment. We will not give the devil a foothold in words, in emotions, and in thoughts. We will put on Christ. Being entirely wrapped up in the love of Christ. As imitators of God, let us walk in His love and grace, as children redeemed by Jesus’ cross.
For LifeNet groups and personal reflection
1) The examples of where the devil may get his foothold in our mind are listed in vv. 25-31. Which one is your weak point? How will you protect it?
2) “You are God’s child, and were created in His image. You are already deeply loved by God, and made alive in His love.” What does it mean to you? How does this truth encourage you? What is your response?
3) Imagine that you are entirely covered in the love of Christ, and stay there in quietness. What thought comes into your mind? How does this truth encourage you? What is your response?
4) Read Ps. 139:23-24. You may ask the Holy Spirit to show you if any part of your heart is broken, and invite the Holy Spirit for healing and restoration. Imagine that Jesus received your pain and wounds on the cross, and that he is removing the bitter root from your mind.
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