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Sat, Dec 03 2016 - 05:16 AM

511 CHRISTIAN CONDUCT.

John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

This one should be fun.

I have heard of people who have been to God’s alter and repented, then turned and said ‘Now, don’t tell ME what to do.”

How are they going to learn unless we teach them?

They were living in sin and, now, they don’t want to learn not to live in sin? Huh?

There is a reason why the Church is to ‘tell’ you what you need to do.

Today, so many new (and old) Christians don’t want to fellowship with other Christians. I hear them; ‘They are wrong and I want to be right’, ‘I can serve God by myself and don’t need everyone else,’ ‘I’m a Christian now and can hear God just as well at home as in church,’ I’m a Christian now and I am just as important as the rest of you,’ ‘If God wants me to go to church, He can just tell me,’ etc.

Yes, and you would listen? You know how to listen to God?

God’s word TELLS us how we are to live AND act.

Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

So, did you get that. God’s word through Paul, tells us to assemble together. It is for YOUR GOOD.

Now, you determine to give God an hour of one day per week and think He should be happy that you are His?

1 Samuel 12:24 Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.

‘All your heart’ means all your heart. All your thoughts, all your emotions, all your actions, all your substance, all your being. (Trust me; the church does not want all of your stuff. God gave it to you but He wants you to consult with Him to understand how He wants you to handle it.)

What about laughing and joking and having fun? Fine, but……be caring and careful of others.

John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

It is part of that love thing when we clean up our speech and be more respectful.

What about the way we dress? (OOOOO, gotcha, again)

We are billboards to the rest of the world. Don’t think the world can see you half naked and acting stupid? Ever watched a TV news program and seen the stupid things people are doing behind the news announcer? Yep, the rest of the world just saw it too.

The truth is, is that we don’t know who the Lord has watching us and our actions and our dress will tell them what or who WE COUNT AS IMPORTANT TO US.

Is God important enough to clean up for Him, is God important enough for us to wear our best, or at least our cleanest, is God important enough for us to put aside our way of thinking and do things so others will approve, etc.?

That is the reason we live for God; so others will SEE that He is important to US and maybe, just maybe, they will think He should be important to them also.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Christian conduct? It is so important that people are dying because they are not seeing it.

Are you part of the cure or part of the problem?

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stephen0porter - 2 years ago

Thanks, Sarah. God bless.

praizeop2 - 2 years ago

Great post! Thanks. Sarah