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How's Your Conduct?

by Larry Miles

The Apostle Paul  tells the Ephesian  Christians that their conduct or behavior should always be worthy of the gospel (Eph. 1:27).  It is very important that we understand what he meant.

When we were children our parents told us to always be on our best behavior because we were representing our family name and they did want us to bring reproach; how much more we should be concerned with the name “Christian.”

We are representing the Lord Jesus Christ!  We are ambassadors for Him.  When people see us they should be seeing the Lord. We are admonished to “be conformed to the image of the Son of God” and to “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

How are we doing in that capacity?  The Lord Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount, told us to “let our light so shine that others will see our good works and (glorify our Heaven Father.”. Are we doing that?   The hymn writer wrote, “Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.”

Paul wrote  in Philippians 3:20 that “our citizenship is in Heaven…” We now serve Jesus and seek to obey His Word.  We seek to  learn more about Him every day so we can help others come to a saving knowledge of  Jesus and help strengthen the saved.  Are you involved in that ministry?

We must always be seeking the things of God. As  Paul told the Colossian church in Col. 3:1-3 , we must set our hearts and minds on the “the things that are above…” We must not be conformed to this world.

If we have the right kind  of conduct or behavior and seek to be more Christ like, the world will notice.  A song we sing says “they will know we are Christians by our love.” That love will be translated into good works for the Master!  Let’s be a people zealous for good works. Now that we are “in Christ,” we  are privileged to  work for the Lord Jesus!




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