Christian dating behavior
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This, ultimately, is the essence of true Christian behavior – surrendering our hearts and yielding our bodies to Christ so He might continue God’s work through us.
We are called to be a godly people who think, feel, and act in harmony with biblical principles in all aspects of personal and social life.
Examples of Christian behavior are woven throughout Scripture.
Indeed, our Savior Himself spoke at length about the way we are to behave toward others, friends and enemies.
Christians are a chosen people, belonging to God so that we may declare His praises (1 Peter 2:9).
To “declare His praises,” then, it is essential that we spend time in His Word not just so we can learn how to behave in Christian fashion, but also so we can battle against the schemes of Satan.
In the second half of Ephesians (chapters 4-6), Paul discusses Christian behavior which can best be summed up in these few words: “Be imitators of God…and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us” (Ephesians 5:1-2).
Paul urged the Romans to “offer your bodies as living sacrifices” (Romans 12:2).While recognizing cultural differences, our dress is to be simple, modest, and neat, befitting those whose true beauty does not consist of outward adornment but in the imperishable ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit. It also means that because our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit, we are to care for them intelligently. It’s not always so easy to be kind to those who ridicule our beliefs, show contempt for our Savior, or make a mockery of the institutions that Christians hold sacred.Yet Christ taught us to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us.Recall how He dealt with the woman caught in adultery.