Be Imitators of God

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children. - Ephesians 5:1

This week we’ll be looking at the Trinity again. Traditionally, the Trinity is approached from a theological/conceptual angle. Like the sermon yesterday, we’ll be approaching the Trinity from a more practical angle. We’ll be asking, “If this is what the inner life of God is like, what does that mean for our life?”

This approach is based in passages like the one above, in Ephesians. The Apostle Paul spent the first three chapters of the letter reminding the church in Ephesus about who God is. The last three chapters of Ephesians are filled with commands like the one above - the entire purpose of these latter three chapters is to invite the early Christians into a life that truly resembles the that of Christ.

In particular, the verse above is inviting us to imitate God - not just Jesus Christ (the Son of God) but all of God, including the Father and the Spirit. So as we look this week at the Trinity we are going to be invited into a life that mirrors the dynamic, affirming, submitting, vulnerable dance of the Trinity with itself.

Take a moment and ponder whether you’re up for learning how to imitate God. What draws you to that? What pushes you away? Talk with God about that.