This perfect pattern
(Thomas Brooks, "The Privy Key of Heaven" 1665)
"He who says he abides in Him, ought himself also
to walk even as He walked." 1 John 2:6
Oh that this blessed Scripture might always lie warm
upon our hearts. A Christian's whole life should be
nothing but a visible representation of Christ. It is not
only our liberty — but our duty and glory, to follow Christ
inviolably in all His moral virtues. Other patterns are
imperfect and defective — but Christ is a perfect pattern!
Of all His children, they are the happiest, who come
nearest to this perfect pattern.
"Leaving you an example, that you should follow
in His steps." 1 Peter 2:21