Twelve year-old David Whitthoft wore the same Green Bay Packers football jersey every day for over four years. For 1,581 straight days, David donned the jersey of his hero, QB Brett Favre. Week after week, month after month, and school year after school year, David’s classmates didn’t have to wonder whom he admired the most. When they looked at David Whitthoft, they saw Brett Favre.


Perhaps this is what the Apostle Paul means when he says to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 13:14). We should represent the Lord in the way we speak and act so that when people look at us, they see Jesus Christ.

Musician Collin Hasty once wrote: “Spiritual maturity is not measured by how much scripture you quote or how loud and long your prayers. Spiritual maturity is becoming like Jesus in the way we think, feel and act.”