Sunday Inspiration: Are You Worthy?

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Are You Worthy?

by Jim Hughes

But whatever happens to me, you must live in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ, as citizens of heaven. – Phil. 1:27 NLT

The Apostle Paul had a very deep concern for people. He knew the importance of living a life that reflected well Christ in the world. He strove to live it himself and then he strove to motivate others to live it.

All of his writings pointed to a deeper, godlier life in Christ. Paul insisted that life in Christ was more than mere words we proclaim; it is a life that was similar to Christ's in purity and holiness.

Paul was not ashamed to be counted amongst those who lived a godly life. He never apologized for his godliness, nor did he try to hide it. He valued it so highly that he took whatever others could dish out to him and counted it an honor to do so for the sake of Christ.

Are you living in a manner worthy of the life of Christ in you? Are you living like a citizen of heaven, earth, or maybe something in-between? Only those who live like citizens of heaven will qualify for heaven.

Any life that brings shame to Christ is not worthy to be called by His name. There is no greater honor or privilege on earth than to live a godly life. So, why is it that so many of us seemingly aren't too concerned with how well we live godly lives? I don't think God is too amused by how many of us live.

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Be honest. Are you living a life worthy of Christ’s name? You bring dishonor to Him if you call yourself His child and don’t live like His child. It is a great disservice to the cause of Christ when professing believers act and talk like non-believers do.

Let us strive to live each day in a manner worthy of Christ in us. Let us strive to raise the bar of holiness in us. Let us endeavor to never let the Lord be ashamed to call us His own.

About the Author

I am a retired pastor having served the church mainly as a bi-vocational pastor for over 40 years. I have been married for over 40 years and we have two married children and a single son. I have an online ministry, posting daily devotionals and tweeting on faith and marriage.

I have authored a series of devotional books covering every book of the Bible and several marriage books.

Readers can visit my webpage. I tweet at 4248 and I post devotionals at my blog and on Facebook.

You can read Jim’s “Sunday Inspiration” column on the 3rd Sunday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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