Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Corinthians 11:1(AMP); Pattern yourselves after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah).
Understanding how patterns work is a key element in spiritual growth. These patterns form the basis of instruction.
The Bible is full of patterns.
For example, In Genesis, we see the patterns of creation. In these, we see the pattern of light as it comes to manifestation, the power of the Word in shaping substance. The pattern of redemption can be traced from the Garden of Eden to the sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, to the Passover lamb, all the way to the death of Christ at Calvary.
Another pattern is impartation. There is a pattern in how the Patriarchs blessed their sons, how Paul related with Timothy, and how Christ dealt with the apostles.
With every pattern of scripture is a revelation of the heart and wisdom of God pertaining to the maturation of His seed.
This is very critical in how you study the scriptures. If you never look at the scriptures through the lens of these patterns, you will continually miss vital instructions from God and never appreciate how He works with us.
Patterns will teach you how we grow; how we build ministry and how we sustain success.
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 15:4, 1 Corinthians 10:11
GOLDEN NUGGET: With every pattern of scripture is a revelation of the heart and wisdom of God pertaining to the maturation of His seed.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank you for your Word. Thank you for its precepts, lines, and verses that point me in the way that I should go. By the Word, my paths are straightened and my focus is sharpened. I learn from the Patriarchs and the great men of old. I receive understanding from how they lived their lives and how You dealt with them. I grow and mature as I pattern myself to eternal truths. In Jesus’ name, Amen