04/28 1 Thessalonians 2:13-14
And we will never stop thanking God that when we preached his message to you, you didn’t think of the words we spoke as being just our own. You accepted what we said as the very word of God — which, of course, it was. And this word continues to work in you who believe. 14 And then, dear brothers and sisters, you suffered persecution from your own countrymen. In this way, you imitated the believers in God’s churches in Judea who, because of their belief in Christ Jesus, suffered from their own people, the Jews.
Imitation is called for-we are to imitate the Lord Jesus Christ as we live our life. He put the Father first and did everything the Father told Him to do. Listen to Jesus and do what He says.