Imitate God and Walk in Love | Ephesians 5:1-2
The common saying goes, the apple never falls far from the tree, meaning a child usually has a similar character or qualities to his or her parents. Children are like their parents. And Paul, in this section (5:1-21), acknowledges that, as “beloved children” (v. 1) of God, we are called to walk or live in a godly manner, like our heavenly Father. The first aspect of this walk will be to walk in love as God has been and continues to be loving to us. We learn that as God’s beloved children we are to imitate Him by loving others as Christ has loved us.
- The impossible task (v. 1a)
- The impossible made possible (v. 1b)
- Walk in love (v. 2)