1 John 2:6
He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
There is an inward germinant power which must make itself felt in a life like his. If a man abide in Christ and Christ dwells within him, then must the heavenly forms of grace and truth which Christ unfolded in His life be manifested, to some extent at least, in His followers, The life of the rose unfolds itself in the fragrance and beauty of the queen of flowers; the life of the lily in immaculate purity; the life of Christ in "love, joy, peace, long suffering, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance," which are the fruits of the Spirit. Christ is the great archetype of redeemed humanity, and the life of each believer is an aspect of the image of the Son of God. The conformity of the life to the model of Christ is the test of fellowship with the Father.
(A. R. Cocke, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.