Leaders are characterized by their example, and we all set an example by our words and actions.
Paul identified five areas where Timothy was to provide an example as someone who believed: speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity (1 Tim. 4:12).
As parents, children, siblings, employees, and in all other relationships we might consider, our lives should reflect the example set by our Lord.
Notice the results of a good example: 1) we please the Lord, 2) we ensure salvation for ourselves and those who hear us, 3) others know the direction to follow, and 4) our relationships grow stronger.