A. Our conduct as saints matters in the sight of God and man (II Corinthians 8:4-21).
- We know that God will judge us on our actions (Colossians 3:24-25).
- The Lord cares how the world sees you (Matthew 5:14-16).
- Being blameless doesn’t mean people won’t lay charges against you (Matthew 5:10-12).
- What it does mean is that those charges are without credibility (I Peter 2:9-12; 3:16).
II. Body: Being Blameless (I Timothy 3:2 and Titus 1:6-7).
A. Elders to be, and all of us as saints, are to live without blame (II Corinthians 6:14-7:2, Ephesians 1:3-4, and II Peter 3:10-14).
- Be mindful of how the people of the world see things (Colossians 4:5-6).
- Knowing that being in a sinful world doesn’t mean you can fit into this sinful world (John 17:14-17 and Romans 12:1-3).
- Understand how much teaching you can do with proper living (I Peter 3:1-4).
- Who would need to be rebuked or to be reproved (Galatians 2:11-15, I Timothy 5:19-20, and Titus 1:10-14)?
- So, how does one avoid needing corrected (Philippians 2:14-16)?
- So that we understand something… If you err, that doesn’t mean you should avoid being reproved or rebuked (Proverbs 10:17 and Proverbs 15:10; 31-32).
- Righteous before God (Malachi 3:18, Matthew 23:27-28, Luke 16:15, Romans 10:1-3, Philippians 3:3-11, Titus 2:11-14, and I John 2:29).
- Walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord (Matthew 28:18-20, Colossians 1:10, I Thessalonians 4:1-2, I Timothy 5:21, James 2:10-12, and I John 2:3-6).
III. Conclusion: Simply put, all of our conduct should be “as becometh saints” (Ephesians 5:1-5).