One thing that is very hard to see is when a brother or sister lashes out in a non-Christian manner. When seeing this it may make you angry, maybe even make you act in a non-Christian manner as well.
Or maybe we are the ones who are behaving non-Christian first, sometimes it is a struggle to behave the way God tells us.
The truth is if something you are engaging in causes you to behave in a manner that violates your Christian values than change your behavior or walk away from it.
Whether it be a fun activity, a place you go, or a political or even a theological discussion. If you behave in a non-Christian way than it is time to step back and reevaluate the situation. Get in your Bible and pray.
If you find that despite everything you do that you still are behaving in a non-Christian manner then walk away from what it is you’re doing.
Remember Jesus said in Matthew 15:18-20 (ESV), “18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. 20 These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”
We cannot tell the world we’re like Jesus but speak like the Devil.
We must be slow to anger, loving in our responses and speak the way God wants us to speak.
We must appear different than the world.
We must be the light not the dark.
We must behave like a Christian.
Have a Blessed Week,
Heritage Baptist Church Service