Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Above Reproach - August 10, 2010

Colossians 3:17 (New Living Translation)
17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

1 Corinthians 10:31 (New International Version)
31So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

When we step out of the house each day to go to work or school, or whatever we do, are we mindful of who we are representing? Do we really realize that everyone is aware and watching everything we do and say? How is that working? Is your behavior something you can be sure will reflect well on Jesus Christ?

I have spent quite a bit of time in the corporate world, and as a senior executive for much of my time, it was important that in everything I did, I was a positive and acceptable representative of my position and the company I worked for. It was always important to me that everyone that worked for me would act in the same way. I felt that as a team of representatives of that particular company, we needed to be "above reproach" in everything we did.

As representatives and witnesses for Jesus Christ in our world, we need to always be above reproach. That means that our behavior needs to always be blameless and of good reputation. We are the examples of Christ to the fallen world around us, and how we act will either point those seeking God to Jesus or somewhere else. This is something we need to always have in mind no matter what we do, and it is true of work and our free time as well, because you never know who is looking. And if no one else is around, God is always watching!

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