We pursue lives of integrity and uprightness both in private and public. We are not our own; we have been bought with a price. The call to holiness is a call to separation from the pollution of sin. As the royal priesthood, we display God’s holy character in the world and show the reality of the Kingdom of God. Let us live holy lives so that we may never be put to shame.
There is a great amount of truth in the old saying, “Preach the gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” Our character and our actions must testify to God’s work in our lives. However, let us also be ready to speak when we have the chance. Tell people why you have the hope you do.
Lord God, empower our testimony, both in deeds and words, to win people to your Son.
The holy priesthood is to live holy lives before God and the world (1 Pet. 3:12), allow their good works to bring glory to God (1 Pet. 2:12), and even use wordless conduct as a means of winning unbelievers to Christ.
~ Uche Anizor and Hank Voss, Representing Christ. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2016. p. 47.
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Anizor and Voss, Representing Christ