Well, today is Father’s Day, a day we set aside to thank and honor our fathers. So for all of the fathers out there, Bible or Not wishes you a happy and blessed day. And for those who have a father to celebrate with, make it a special day.
Charles Caleb Colton is quoted as the author of the saying “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” And what does this have to do with Father’s Day you ask? Believe it or not, this quote is right out of Jesus’ teachings, in a round about way. Jesus is quoted as follows:
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. – Matthew 5:48 NIV
In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus teaches us to be perfect even as our heavenly Father is perfect. In other words, if you love God then you should imitate Him, be like Him. As a matter of fact, that is the apex of our spiritual walk – to become like Jesus. And according to Charles Caleb Colton, when you imitate someone, that is the sincerest form of flattery, or honor.
A boy who loves his father will surely become a man like his father. As children of God we love our heavenly Father, and if we are sincere in our love, we will surely grow to become like Him.
Today, let’s honor our Father in Heaven. We honor our heavenly Father when we imitate Him and ultimately become even as He is. Yes, Jesus said it way before there ever was a Father’s Day: be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.