“Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example.” Philippians 3:17 NLT
Tracing paper is what we used to copy pictures. It was a light, see through paper that we would lay over an original picture and then we would trace the figure and get a replica of the figure.
Paul the Apostle is saying that Jesus is the figure that we are to replicate and His life is the tracing paper of that figure and there are others who have replicated him also.
In the scriptures, and in real time, we have models that we can follow as examples of Jesus. Who is it that you can look to as an example of Jesus? God has given us these examples for our learning and encouragement in our own personal walk. So, let’s follow Jesus together as a pattern for others who are watching.