Check Your Behaviour

Do I continue doing what is wrong?

1 Corinthians 5:1-8

Reference: “Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: Every now and again I need a good reminder of what is right and true. It’s incredible how easy it is to fall into bad habits.

I’ll start complaining about a colleague who gets under my skin. I’ll focus on a frustration I have with my husband. I’ll hold my wealth close to me and forget to be generous.

More times than not I’ll get a reminder that this is wrong. It may be in a bible passage I read or something I hear on the radio or even just a thought that pops up in my mind.

Then I have to make a decision: do I continue doing what is wrong or do I change my behaviour?

Application: When Paul was writing to the Corinthians he had heard they, too, had slipped into some poor behaviour. He challenged them to change.

I think it’s important for us all to be challenged on our behaviour every now and again as it’s so easy to slip into old habits or even pick up new bad habits.

Thanks to the grace of God we can change for the better. But it’s up to us to decide whether we will or not.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for challenging us through Your word and Your Spirit. May we heed Your voice and Your call in our life. Amen.

What behaviour has God challenged in you lately?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.