Just before Gideon goes to battle, he tells his men to “watch me,” “follow my lead,” and “do exactly what I do.” His men did and God used their collective actions to throw the enemy into complete confusion. As a result, a great victory was won. Gideon’s actions were worthy of emulation.
From a spiritual perspective, Paul said the same thing. He says what you have seen me do, you should do, too.
Frankly, I’m not sure I would want anyone to do everything I did. Yes, I do believe that I have some worthy qualities, but certainly there are a few areas that are not worthy of emulation, at least not all the time.
You may be familiar with the saying, “Do as I say, not as I do” Well, Gideon and Paul are bold enough to effectively say, “Do as I do.”
Would you be confident enough in your actions to tell someone to “Do everything you see me doing”?
[Judges 7:17 and Philippians 4:9]