1Pe 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
1Jn 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
We need more sermons in shoes...men and women going up and down the roads of life preaching Christianity by their imitation of Christ!
The demand of the day is for a higher standard and style of Christian life.
Every follower of Christ must represent His religion purely, loftily, impressively-before that multitude of Bible-readers whose only Bible is the Christian!
The true test of religion, is in the street.
It lies in the common walks of life-even more than in the worship of the sanctuary.
The test of our religion is not the regular manner in which we go to church, or the way in which we read our Bibles, or any elaborate religious ritual we perform.
Its test is the kind of people it makes us-the kind of life it produces in us.
A fine illustration of the worth of Christian character was seen in a teacher of one of the government schools of Japan.
His contract was that he was not to teach Christianity and, so far as words were concerned, he kept it faithfully.
But all the while his life was so blameless and beautiful-that it did the work without words.
As evidence of this, forty of the students, without his knowledge, met in a grove secretly, and signed a covenant to forsake idolatry...for the religion of their teacher.
Some of them are now preaching the gospel in their native land.
Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Php 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
Php 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
Tit 2:10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
Eph 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.