1 Peter 2:18-25
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the fraudulent.…
I. MISTAKES MADE CONNECTED WITH IT. Imitating the out ward actions only. Failing to see the essential connection between the outward act and the inward principle. What is visible is but a portion of the deed. Some try to imitate Christ to procure a justifying righteousness. Others endeavour to imitate Christ to become like Him. To walk in Christ's steps we must be possessed by Christ's spirit.
II. IMITATE HIM IS THE RENUNCIATION OF SELF.
III. IMITATE HIM IN HIS CONSECRATION TO GOD.
IV. IMITATE HIM IN HIS DEPENDENCE UPON HIS FATHER.
(E. H. Hopkins.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.