“—walk worthy of God.” 1 Thessalonians 2:12
Understanding who we are and what we have in Christ plays a major role in what we do for Christ. And that makes an impact on those with whom we have contact. As Christians we are to walk worthy of God that others might see Christ in us. James Smith wrote:
“GOD hath call us with a holy calling, to enjoy a holy Saviour, believe a holy Gospel, possess a holy nature, and walk in a holy way. All the provisions of free grace, all the promises of infinite love, and all the precepts of reigning holiness, unite to require us to be a holy people unto the Lord our God. We are to imitate the conduct of our God. He feeds His foes, loves His people, and always acts becoming His glorious character. Enemies will lie in wait to deceive you, errors will be broached to mislead you; but beware, least being led away by the error of the wicked, ye fall from your own steadfastness. Consider your character: children of God; your high privileges: united to Jesus, temples of the Holy Ghost, companions of saints and angels the friends of God; your destination: to fill a throne of glory, wear a blood-bought crown, and reflect the praises of Jehovah for ever. Walk worthy of God; suitable to your character, profession and destination. Walk with God; walk as Jesus walked; walk circumspectly; walk in love, walk honestly, as in the day; so will you adorn your profession, and secure to yourself comfort and peace.”
When thus we walk with God and men,
The life and conscience clean,
Our faith assumes a body then,
And may be felt and seen.