Ezekiel 47:1-48:35 / 1 Peter 2:11-3:6 / Psalms 119:49-64 / Proverbs 28:12-13
1Peter 2:11-12“Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain form fleshly lusts which war against your soul, having your conduct be honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.”This verse calls believers to action. We can get ourselves in trouble when we profess the ideals of Christianity and claim them as our own, but live and behave in a way that is contradictory to these values. Unfortunately, our culture often observes a ‘confused’ type of Christianity where people claim to be followers of Christ, but their behavior is actually no different to those that do not claim Christ as their Lord and Savior.
LET’S CLEAR UP THE CONFUSION AND LET OUR ACTIONS REFLECT THE THINGS WE CLAIM TO BELIEVE (i.e. Walking closely with the Lord, trusting Him, obeying the things He calls us to do). Living this way isn’t extraordinary or unachievable, or, only for pastors and scholars as we've grown accustomed to believing. It’s just NORMAL, average, simple Christian living…totally possible for all of us “blue collar believers”…so easy a caveman could do it…seriously.