Proverbs 20:11 (NIRV)
Even small children are known by their actions.
So is their conduct really pure and right?
There was a high school age boy in our church who told me that when he was growing up, their family always said “It pays to be good!” In his life, this meant that if grown-ups and others knew that he behaved well and listened, that he would get invited do more fun things. Grandma was more excited to take him to the zoo or out for ice-cream if she knew that he wouldn't complain the whole time and not listen to her. His friends from school would be allowed to have him over if he didn't destroy things at his friend's house. He was known by the way he acted!
This verse also talks about having “pure conduct.” Conduct means how you act. Pure means saying and doing things that are clean and good. One way to work on being pure is by not saying potty talk all the time. What we do and say should show that Jesus lives in us. And, because He lives in you, he will help you act right and purely if you ask him to. Do you act and live in such a way that others want to be around you? Remember! It pays to be good!
Dear Lord, please help me to act in such a way that makes you happy. Please forgive me for times that my I've messed up and please help me to change. I want to be known as a kid with pure and right conduct. Please help me be kind and loving to others today with your help.
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