Sunday morning, I happened to drive by the home of a couple that I’m familiar with, and know their character. They were all dressed up and getting into their car to go to church. I know that they identify themselves as Christians, but I also know that their lives do not reflect that of a true Christ follower. Now, before you get your cockles up and shake your finger at me for judging them, remember the verse that says “you will know them by their fruit,” well their fruit is rotten! If you say you’re a Christian yet live as though you are in the world, prepare to be judged by everyone, especially by those who are living in the world, and are keeping a close eye on those who say they love Jesus. We don’t want to give anyone a reason to look at us in a negative way, or cause them to turn away from Jesus because of our behavior. For instance, if you’re a reckless driver, or a demon takes over when you’re driving, don’t put your church bumper sticker on your vehicle! I’m just saying that as Christians, we are always being watched, and need to live in a manner worthy of our calling.
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, Ephesians 4:1