Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
This world, though it consistently fails to recognize and know the Lord, should consistently recognize Christ’s conversation through the life of the believer.Our conversation should always match, or become, the gospel of Christ and the new life that we have in Him. Our conversation should be holy because the Lord is holy (1 Peter 1:15). In 2 Peter 3:11, we learn that the dissolving of this world ought to cause us to walk “in all holy conversation and godliness.” In other words, our practical Christian life should resemble the change inside of us that took place at salvation. Others should see the Lord Jesus Christ in our actions and in our way of life.
- (For children): Because of Daniel’s good conversation, the king gave Daniel the highest position in the land. Others tried to find some fault in Daniel, but failed in their attempts (Daniel 6:3-4). These men decided to trick the king into making a law which said you could only pray to the king or die. Daniel still prayed three times a day to God.
- (For everyone): Does your conversation reflect a life dedicated to Christ? Can others learn about the conversation of the Lord by examining your conversation?
- Does your conversation bring a reproach upon the person and work of the Lord? What do others think of the Lord from what they see from your daily conversation?
- Ask the Lord to help your conversation match your salvation.
- Ask God to help you become concerned as to the nature of your walk.