Bible Reasons For Christian Living
Bible Reasons For Christian Living by J. Winfred Clark
If you take the time to look at your Bible, you will see some reasons outlined as to the “why” people ought to live right.
1. TO SAVE THE LOST. This is clearly spelled out in the Bible. Peter speaks to the wife who has the husband that is not a Christian. She is told to, “…be in subjection to your own husband; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear” (I Pet. 3:1-2). Notice that the wife is told what to do, and she is also told why she is to conduct herself in that way. In short, her life is to be lived in such a way that she may be a Christian influence and save the husband.
2. TO SILENCE THE OPPOSITION. This is surely seen in the language of Paul to Titus. “Sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you” (Titus 2:8). The man that is a Christian is to so speak and so act that nobody can have any reason to speak a word against him. He may not agree with what he believes but he cannot deny the kind of life he lives. This was true in the case of Daniel.
3. TO SUPPORT THE TRUTH. Listen to the language of Paul, “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ” (Phil. 1:27). This passage calls for a life that will support the gospel. It will be a life that attracts people to the gospel rather than having them repulsed by such. One would not listen to someone like the priest or Levite that passed by on the other side of the road. He would however pay some attention to what one like the Samaritan had to say. Surely the gospel would make one more like that Samaritan than the priest and Levite.
Yes, there are reasons for living the life a Christian is to live.