“For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you” (2 Corinthians 1:12 ESV). What a great testimony of conscience to know that you have behaved right in the eyes of God and before man! Paul claimed no credit. He gave all glory to God. He had no fear of boasting in the wisdom and grace of God that caused him to behave in the way he did toward others.
As I continued meditating on this scripture, my mind reflected on thoughts of my mom. Sometimes as children, when one of us would become a little rambunctious, she would say, “Y’all behave now. Stop that.” If we didn’t, we knew what was coming next! I’m thankful my mom left me with the memory and understanding that she wanted her children to act right in hopes that we would learn how to behave among ourselves and toward others.
More so, since I’ve accepted Jesus as my personal Savior, I’m learning how important it is, and how much Jesus wants me to behave as a child of God. I pray that my life would be a testimony that I behaved in a way that honored Him. I must not behave with pride and dishonestly, but “with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom, but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.”
I will keep on thanking God for His teaching that reminds me to behave. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com.