Tuesday - September 13, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: 1 Peter 2:11-20
MAIN IDEA: “Develop an Honorable Reputation”
As Christians, we must be extra careful concerning our actions in a society like we are living in today. Peter tells us, “When you do good, you stop ignorant people from saying foolish things about you. This is what God wants” (1 Peter 2:15).
As we associate with people in our daily lives we should always remember that we are representing more than just ourselves. As a Christian you are an ambassador for God. The influence you rub off on someone will be critical in representing a Christian and how others feel about the church. The influence we make on our society is going to be critical in establishing an honorable reputation.
As Christians we should show respect to people and the customs in which our society has determined honorable, when it does not violate our conscience or interfere with the law of God (Acts 4: 18-20; 1 Peter 2:11-20).
Ask yourself these questions.
- Is my word good enough to please God?
- Is my reputation where it should be?
- As a family what is our reputation in our neighborhood?