Finishing Well, Your Purpose in Life: Priceless

CONDUCT PROPER

There are so many life quotes about things that are priceless. Scott Hamilton said, “Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-

esteem that is priceless.” Herbie Hancock so eloquently said, “We need to move into a culture of peace. What I hope to promote is the idea that we all need each other and that the greatest happiness in life is not how much we have but how much we give. That's a wealth that's priceless. You can't buy compassion”. Let’s implement one more. Master Card had a seventeen year old campaigned call “Priceless” it said, “New designer outfit: $250, new lipstick: $35, evening bag: $90, the look on your ex-boyfriends face: priceless. There are some things money can’t buy, for everything else, there is Master Card.”

From a Christian perspective, I believe that what was so purposely put in us by God is “Priceless” and God will complete the work He has started until the day of Jesus Christ. God has given each believer spiritual gifts that He wills us to use for His glory, but we oftentimes don't use them. We sometimes sell ourselves short and feel that we have nothing to offer in God’s kingdom. Not so. When you feel, without a shadow of a doubt, that there is a work that the heavenly Father has put in you to do in this world, you cannot let doubt, sin or any lack of knowledge interrupt your course. Our purpose is to bring glory and honor to God.

In order to bring glory to God, Colossians 1:10 says, “Walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work.” Good works are fruit. When

we live a life of good works, the world will see and glorify our Father in heaven.

Our conduct is so very important to our purpose. When we are baptized, and we learn of Christ through the teaching of the apostles, we are to become attached to those teachings and become followers of Christ’s doctrine and His conduct of life. This can be pretty intense when we have done things in our own way for such a long time.

What is the meaning of conduct? Merriam Webster describes the word conduct as: a mode or standard of personal behavior especially as based on moral principles. Well, what are moral principles? These are the things that would be considered a person value-system; a rule or standard especially of good behavior. If the people who are in charge of our rearing or raising promote good behavior, than we must still modify that standard from average to a sanctified behavior and this can only be done with the help of the Holy Spirit. When we become saved, there is a process to put on a Christ-like behavior and we are no longer to continue in the same behavior as before. However, this process takes time and happens over time.

Philippians 1:27 says, “Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;”

We are Christians and we are workers in the vineyard of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our conduct must reflect the conduct of our Lord. We are Christians and we must project Christ-like behavior; our lifestyle should modify a Christian’s lifestyle. There are great examples of Christ’s behavior throughout the Bible. Seek and study to find yourselves approved. Just to balance this thing out, let’s implement one more priceless quote.

Holy Bible Kings James Version: $65.00.

Weekly church tithes: $100.00.

Bringing Glory and Honor to God by finishing well our specific purpose in life: PRICELESS.

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