Jason Hood on Imitation of God

Got my copy of Imitating God in Christ by Jason Hood and really liked this quote:

If we are engaged in God’s work, ruling as his image-bearers, we should imitate the character he displays as he works. Divine compassion, beauty, holiness and justice should be mirrored in the labors of God’s people. We imitate his knowledge, even if our knowledge is not of the same sort as his. The preaching and teaching of God’s work should lead to the imitation of God’s faithfulness, forgiveness, generosity, and righteousness. We do not imitate perfectly, and however impressive our work is by human standards, it is always a  pale imitation of God’s magnificence. Our best deeds and desires are tainted by sin. Many of the characteristics possessed perfectly by God and appearing in his people are merely imperfect shadows – but they are God-shaped shadows.

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  • Justin Borger

    This is the stuff.