August 22, 2023

1 Peter 2:11–12 (NKJV) — 11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims,
abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct
honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as
evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in
the day of visitation.

This world is not our home. Christians are passing through this earthly life
on our way to our Heavenly home. We are to live, walk and talk consciously
aware of who we are in Christ. Our memory is important. We remember
when we accepted Christ as our Savior. We should also remember we do not
just accept Christ as Savior but also as Lord.
Whatever our vocation in life, whatever God has called us to do, His greatest
calling is to proclaim Him in such a way that others will see Jesus in our
lives. Do not give in to the “lust of the flesh.” Paul lists some of these in
Galatians 5:19-21: Adultery, Fornication, Uncleanness, Lasciviousness,
Idolatry, Witchcraft, Hatred, Variance (strife or discord), Emulations (desiring
what someone else has), Wrath, Strife, Sedition, Heresies, Envying.
We see
these and more played out in the world today. These should not be part of
the Christian life. These are not what God’s people are made of. These
should not be a part of God’s church.
We are at war. The war Christians battle is greater than any war found on
this earth. We are to let others see Jesus in our lives.
B.B. McKenney wrote it well:
While passing through this world of sin,
And others your life shall view,
Be clean and pure without, within,
Let others see Jesus in you.
Let others see Jesus in you,
Let others see Jesus in you;
Keep telling the story, be faithful and true,
Let others see Jesus in you.
We tell the story of Jesus in our lives not only through words but also in how
we live our lives.