“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.” (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
“Therefore be imitators (mimetes: follower) of God, as beloved (agapetos: esteemed, dear, favorite, worthy of love) children.”
Therefore be imitators and followers of God, as esteemed children that He deems worthy of His love.
I love the last part of this summary. God Himself, the Creator of Heaven and earth has looked upon you and I and called us worthy of His love. You are His prize Creation, made in His image, created to know Him. Today, take the necessary steps to be an imitator of Your Father. He is madly in love with you!