We need more SOUL MODELS rather than ROLE MODELS.
Role models show you how to live.
Soul models show you how to live, but prepare you to die.
Role models show you how to live now.
Souls models show you how to live forever.
Role models give you tools to live by.
Soul models give you tools to live and die by.
Role models show you how to look on the outside.
Soul models show you how to look on the inside.
Role models teach us how to be a man or woman.
Soul models teach us to be GREATER than man or woman.
1 Peter 2:12 (NKJV)
12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Titus 2:7-8 (NKJV)
7 in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, 8 sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.