“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous” (1Peter 3: 8).
The Christians are expected to be well behaved at home, in the school, workplace and in the society. Your conduct and character, to a great extent, show who you are to the outside world. Jesus calls believers the light of the world (Matthew 5: 14-15).
As a command, He said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven”. Truancy, lateness to school/workplace, disobedience, trouble-making activities and other bad behaviours are inconsistent to the Christian way of life. The attitude of noise-making in the class, jumping of queues, cracking of filthy jokes or riddles and contempt or despise to constituted authorities are not to be mentioned among true believers.
The word of God declares that, “Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure and whether it be right” (Proverbs 20:11). True Christian youths must be obedient, kind, loving, respectful and good to others. The Christian youth ought to have a testimony of good behaviour among the other students. He must be a shining light in the darkness of the world where he lives.
The teachers and the other students will envy you as you are humble, honest, loyal and respectful in building up a dignified reputation. Every young Christian who desires to live a good life, pleasing unto God must learn to be of a good behaviour. Always remember that a good name is better than silver and gold. Good behaviour will earn you the position of honour here in this world and the one to come.
Challenge: A good name is better than gold.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, grant unto me the grace to always be of a good behaviour.