Imitation is a natural part of human existence. The only question is what or who we will imitate.
A Christian’s life consists in 1) imitating Jesus, and, in so doing, 2) provide others with yet another example of Christ to imitate. See how Paul does this in 1 Corinthians 11:1 below.
In its simplest terms, the Christian life is the imitation of Christ.
1 Corinthians 11:1 – “Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ” – Paul is 1) imitating Christ, and, in so doing, 2) providing yet another example of Christ for others to follow.
3 John 1:11 – “do not imitate what is evil, but what is good”