“Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ” (Philippians 1:27a NLT).


Paul taught the Philippians that they should live as “citizens of heaven,” remembering the gospel in their conduct. When we live as worldly, our message has no consistency and the gospel comes across hypocritical. Our lives should be consistent with the Good News we profess. Our lifestyle should in fact cause people to ask about our faith, so that the gospel comes out easily. As the apostle Peter wrote, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). The gospel on our lips should match the gospel being worked out in our lifestyle. One cannot be excluded from the other. We are called to both live and share the Good News.
PRAYER: Dear Father, fill us afresh with Your Holy Spirit this day so that we are conducting ourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel. Give us divine appointments to speak of Your Son and to express the hope we have in Him. Give us spiritual boldness that is marked by gentleness and respect. We want to always be worthy of being Your witnesses. Strengthen us for this high calling. In Jesus’ name, amen.