“He left us an example, that we should follow His steps!” (1 Peter 2:21)
Peter is talking about Jesus: Our model is Jesus. Our blueprint and template is Jesus. He is our precedent. He is our guide.
Peter leaves no room for discussion: we SHOULD follow His steps (exclamation point)!
I saw a funny bumper sticker the other day: “Are you following Jesus this close?”
Good question. Are you?