How’s Your Conduct?

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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  1. Many folks wander about life aimlessly. They have great confusion about who they are and what they are supposed to do. Are they to find satisfaction in relationships? Are they to find satisfaction in self-development? Are they to find satisfaction in the labors the engage in? Certainly, there is satisfaction that can be gleaned from these activities, but still, many wonder, “What am I missing?”

    What is missing is directly related to who we are. We are His people, His Children, His heirs. As the article above mentions, we are citizens of a Heavenly Kingdom. In our love for our heavenly Father, our conduct is therefore molded to match that of the King.

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