When we watch a movie as a family our children often check to see what our reaction is before they react. Is Mommy laughing? Then it’s funny. Is Daddy laughing? Then it’s really funny. If something shocks them they check Mommy’s face to see if she’s scowling or smiling.
No one told them to do that. They started it on their own, and it’s almost a habit now. They do it because they trust us to teach them what is right. They want to be like us – to please us.
This is what I want to do with my Lord – weigh every reaction in the light of what He would do.
“A good example has twice the value of good advice.” ~Unknown
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: I Peter 20:21