But you, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.” -1 Timothy 6:11

Mark the blameless man.” -Psalm 37:37

We live in a time in which fakes abound. The genuine article is rare. A registered trademark on a crafted product is meant to protect its value. But cheap “knock offs”—copies made to look like the high quality product, proliferate. Buyer beware. Caveat emptor!

I once bought a $5.00 “Rolex” from a street vendor in Belgium. Later I saw the same cheap copy for sale by a street peddler in New York’s Times Square. The price had gone up to $20.00.

What constitutes the real? United States Treasury agents study only genuine bills in their endless pursuit of counterfeiters.

… They can easily spot bogus bills as “funny money.” The copy never measures up to the same standards as the well-crafted original design.

We often use a Biblical term “man or woman of God.” What do we mean when we use this term? What qualifies one to be so called?

In this blog series, I will draw upon the many heroes of the Bible, both well known and unknown, to point out those distinctive qualifying marks. These are examples in whom the mark of a Godly ethic was a natural part of their lives. They qualify as a pattern for us today in an age of false look-alikes.



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