Imitate Christ

Why Doesn’t Your Skin Fit Your Face



Tammy, age 4, was with her mother when they met an elderly woman. Tammy looked at the older woman’s wrinkled face and asked, “Why doesn’t your skin fit your face?” While we may laugh at the child’s innocent question, we can understand why she might ask such a question. No doubt, her mother had explained when trying on different size clothing that if they sagged, they didn’t fit. The woman’s saggy skin didn’t appear to fit her face. The Bible speaks of things as fitting or not fitting a Christian. Ephesians 5:1 and 4 say our character needs to fit Christ’s character. We’re to imitate God and walk in love. Immorality, impurity, greed, filthiness, silly talk, and coarse jesting don’t fit a Christian. How can we be sure our thoughts and actions fit Christ’s? We can check ourselves in the mirror of the Bible. We can change to fitting behavior if we’re sagging in sin. 

Heavenly Father, thank You that You give us Christ’s righteousness to wear. Remind us to daily wear it, not our old saggy sins.