Be An Example

My soul was blessed this morning when I heard the choir sing the song of Joe Zichterman entitled, "Be An Example." I was in a contemplative mood to assess how I am living as a Christian in this mundane world.

Admittedly, my life is not perfect but I am reminded that as Christians, we can be blameless.  Walking keenly towards the right path is never really that arduous because I have chosen to be an example despite the many temptations and waverings. Enjoy the lyrics below and have a blessed and fulfilling week ahead!


Many now are watching the footsteps that we take; 
Many soon will follow in the choices that we make. 
So let us then be faithful to be what we should be, 
And leave a good example that they can clearly see. 

Let us then be watching the weary, day by day, 
Looking to encourage and to lead them in the way; 
To run the race with patience; On Jesus fix their eyes, 
And challenge them with excellence, that they might win the prize.

Be an example of the believers in word and in conduct; 
Be steadfast in love, in faith, in purity of life. 
For those behind us, let us stand within the gap
and make a difference in their lives; 
Be an example to follow Christ.


... be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

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  1. First time to read about this song. I am not familiar with the tune, but reading the lyrics reminds me of Steve Green's song also...very similar in context. The chorus goes like this:

    Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
    May the fire of our devotion light their way
    May the footprints that we leave
    Lead them to believe
    And the lives we live inspire them to obey
    Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

  2. Thanks for sharing this inspiration. Perfect way to start the week! :)

  3. this holds true even for parenting dear. :) We should always set a good example. :)

  4. I believe you do set good examples for those around you...it makes life much nicer for those around you and for your own spirit. Have a week of blessings.

  5. Beautiful post!! Thank you. God bless your day!

  6. What an amazing and inspirational song. Thanks for sharing.


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