Be a Godly citizen.
“God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list? Walk straight, act right, tell the truth. Don’t hurt your friend, don’t blame your neighbour; despise the despicable. Keep your word even when it costs you, make an honest living, never take a bribe. You’ll never get blacklisted if you live like this.”
Psalm 15:1-5 MSG
Tell the truth!
When we walk, act, and talk right, the world sees authenticity and a Godly citizen.
Don’t forget, the key is if you desire to share the truth; you need to keep your word so others will not have an excuse not to believe in the saving grace of Jesus Christ because of your lies.
We need to live lives so our neighbours, friends, relatives, co-workers, all we have contact with would never have the excuse of calling us a hypocrite and thus harden their hearts to the things of the Lord because of our poor examples.
Let’s hear that same Psalm in a different version:
“Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill? Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts. Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbours or speak evil of their friends. Those who despise flagrant sinners, and honor the faithful followers of the Lord, and keep their promises even when it hurts. Those who lend money without charging interest, and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent. Such people will stand firm forever.”
Psalms 15:1-5 NLT
That’s perfectly describing a Godly citizen, right?
Let’s be people of integrity and do as that Psalm suggests: walk straight, act right, and tell the truth.
This will prove us to be good neighbours and then our neighbours truly will see us…
Walk the straight and narrow path… Matthew 7.14 paraphrase
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