If you’ve served in the military or watched any war movies, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “conduct unbecoming an officer.” It’s a charge with sometimes severe consequences if an officer does something that an officer shouldn’t do.
As Christians, we are supposed to act like Christ. It’s expected of us.
In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he stresses this:
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. ~Phil. 1:27a
What’s important are the first two words: “whatever happens” – that means at all times, in all circumstances, no matter what.
There’s no excuse for not behaving like a Christian!
It’s not easy. But God gave us two invaluable tools: the Bible and the Holy Spirit.
Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it. ~Luke 11: 28
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. ~Galatians 5: 22-26
Each morning, before we start our day, we need to ask God for strength and guidance to conduct ourselves worthy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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