Day 28 Salvation-Trust-Application-Non-compromising-Disciple-Anointing-Responsibility-Dauntless “Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6 Our final letter in our acronym for STANDARD is...
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”
– 1 Timothy 4:12
The world needs to see good examples. Our friends and family need to see good examples. They need to see Christians walk in love, purity and faith in their homes, in their schools and on their jobs.
In Romans 12:17, the Apostle Paul encourages us to live above reproach in the sight of all people. Other scriptures teach us to avoid all appearances of evil. So, when you go after God, don’t walk on the edge, trying to see how much you can get away with. Conduct yourself in a way that will put to rest any question about whether or not you are Christian. Let the people around you see your love, faith and purity in every situation.
Your example will go a lot further than your words. Your friends might forget some of the Bible verses you’ve told them about or act like they’re not interested in the things of God…but they will not forget your example through the way you act, speak, and live.
Don’t let little sins and spiritual compromises cast a shadow over your example. When you talk about God to your friends one minute, then talk badly or criticize your other friends or family another minute, it sends a confusing message. Instead, live and talk in a consistent manner according to the Word of God and let the light of Jesus shine brightly through you.
Confession for today: “I set an example for others in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12).