How are you behaving 1 Thessalonians 2:10

Posted: October 11, 2010 in 1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians 2:10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

Here in verse 10 Paul is saying YOU were witnesses to our actions, witnesses to what you could see, and GOD was witness to our hearts (Paul, Silas) to our motives to the inward parts that they couldn’t see.

How holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves Paul did nothing among them that would give them any doubt that he was a man of God, that he was holy and just.

At the end of the verse Paul adds something very important. among you that believe: Paul didn’t just conduct himself holily and justly and unblameably among those that believe. He did this with everyone he encountered. So why did Paul just writeamong you that believe? Paul added this, I believe because no matter how good you act or how many people you help, unbelievers are going to judge you harshly and unfair. I’m not talking about people that are judged for crimes they commit. I’m talking about how people will judge you different starting the minute you become a Christian. What Paul is saying here is a true Christians will judge you fairly. Just look at how the crowd judged Jesus after Pilate asked the people who they wanted him to release, Barabbas or Jesus. Matthew 27:22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.Do you think Jesus did anything to the people sentencing Him to death? No, Jesus was among them healing, counseling, loving and praying for them, and they still wanted Him dead.

As Christians we need to pay close attention to how we behave, not only among other Christians but among unbelievers as well. We all need to be imitators of Christ. We cant just talk the talk, we need to walk the walk. People are out there just waiting to call you hypocrites. You cant stop them from calling you hypocrites, but you can make it an untrue statement!

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