Pristine Grace

How to Live in This World?
by Jim Byrd
How to Live in This World?

1.  Be honest in all your dealings with God and men.  You’ll never have to look over your shoulder with regrets.
2.  Be grateful for every kind word or deed directed toward you.  Learn to say “thank you” (and really mean it).
3.  Be respectful of others; treat them as you would have them treat you (Luke 6:31).
4. Be mindful that
“every good gift and every perfect gift comes from above”
(James 1:17).  Acknowledge that the Lord is good when He gives (and good when He doesn’t give).
5.  Be friendly.  Speak a word of encouragement to friends and strangers.  You’ll make their day.
6.  Be pleasant.  Nobody enjoys being around a grumpy person.
7.  Stop complaining.  It is dishonoring to God and discouraging to the people who hear you.
8.  Forgive those who wrong you.  Child of God, your sins have been pardoned by the blood of Christ; you are made the righteousness of God in Him.  Forgive as you have been forgiven; never hold a grudge.
9.  Don’t speak ill of others.  If you can’t find something good to say about others, just keep quiet.
10.  Don’t be a gossiper or rumor-spreader.
“Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out:  so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth”
(Proverbs 26:20).
11.  Before you say or do anything, ask yourself: “Can I say this or do this for God’s glory?”  If you can’t, don’t speak the words or perform the deed.
“…Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God”
(1 Corinthians 10:31).