Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. (Ephesians 5:1)
Little children want to be like their parents. They imitate what they see, and as they mature they become what they mimic. In this context, Paul teaches us to imitate God by forgiving one another as He has forgiven us (Eph. 4:32). There are many things we are to imitate in God. Primary among them is His holiness: “as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy'” (1 Pet. 1:15-16). Be an obedient child of God and pattern your life after His holiness. If you choose to practice sin you will be imitating the “god of this world” (the devil). Who are you imitating today?