1 John 3:7- Dear children, don't let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous. (NLT)
Practice makes perfect. The best way for us to grow in living a righteous life is to impersonate Christ Himself. Study how He lived an honest life and what He consisted righteous. We often stray from righteous because of our desires, but God is calling us to set an example for those who haven’t accepted Christ. If we claim to be Christians but don’t live righteous lives, what does that say about our faith?
Our righteous living not only moves us closer to God, but it also shows the world that we have a genuine faith. Many people have no intention of coming to church when they see people that attend church living the same way as they do. Knowing Jesus creates a heart change first, and we are changed from the inside out. Are you the same person on Sunday as you are the rest of the week? Live a righteous life all the time. The way you live your life on Tuesday afternoon may impact someone’s life to attend church on Sunday, and that could save their life.