Give me directions and I can usually find any place I need to go. And if I drive there once, doing so again is usually no problem.
Show me something once and usually I can do it myself after that. Sometimes I'll say, "Show me that again" so I can really absorb what I'm learning so I can achieve the desired results.
Most of us can find our destination with directions, a map, or a guide like GPS.
Most of us can repeat, at least to some degree, what's been demonstrated to us.
With those thoughts in mind, how gracious was our God to not simply reveal Himself in written word so that He could be studied, but to put Himself on full display in the embodiment of Jesus Christ.
God didn't just tell us to do something, He showed us how!
He wrapped Himself in flesh and illustrated life for us.
So, like children imitating the good lessons from a parent, let us imitate that which has been taught and demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
"1 Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. 2 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ ..." Ephesians 5:1-2a.