How’s Your Conduct?
Conduct is the way a person acts. The Bible says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12). Therefore, no matter where you are, you should conduct yourself in a way that is pleasing to Jesus.
The Bible states, “Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?” (Proverbs 20:11). This reveals that our actions are important no matter how old we are. Jesus says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).
So, how do you present yourself to the world? Are you rude to others? Do you respect those around you? Do you always obey your parents? How are you doing with your attitude? Would your attitude please God? These questions should reveal some of your own.
Ephesians 5:3-4 states, “But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.” Therefore, keep your attitude, speech, and thoughts pure before God and others. “…I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship” (Romans 12:1).
So, the next time you feel like being rude, inconsiderate, and disrespectful; remember Mark 12:30-31, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Therefore, shun evil and remember, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them” (Ephesians 5:8-10).
Heavenly Father, I pray for all those who read this, that any pride, rude, and inconsiderate behavior may flee in Jesus’ name. Show us Lord, the way we should act and treat others. You say in Ephesians 5:5, “For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.” Therefore, take anything impure out of our lives and minds. Transform us into your likeness more and more each day, Lord. “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18). We praise your name Jesus and thank you for transforming us to be more like Christ every day. In Jesus Mighty Holy name I pray, Amen.