Help em all follow Jesus better.
Paul wanted to be a good example for all, but he really wanted people to follow Christ primarily (the perfect sinless Example), not himself. That's how we should be as well.
To the degree that we believers are following Christ closely, and growing in the Lord, and pointing others to the Word of God for proper application's sake, and being good examples in love, to that degree exactly should we want people following our example in the Spirit. This is basic.
Therefore, let's not seek mainly to have em (disciples of Jesus not of mere humans) following us. Why should I make disciples of me? That would be sad. They are God's property 100% (bought at a price – with His blood), and we are too. Exciting to be the Chief Shepherd's fold. In fact the earth they walk on is the Lord's as well.
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