Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9)
So, friends, do you drive a Christ-bumper-stickered car as you run a red light, speed, or honk your horn in anger?
Do you profess Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and abuse your kids, yell at the sales clerk, leave frozen food in the clothing aisle because you changed your mind?
Oh, yes, friend, do you profess to love Christ with all your heart and yet refuse to even be polite to your new neighbour because he votes differently or is of a different nationality or colour?
Well, dear friends, if so, we must examine our lives and our actions through the eyes of Christ. We must ask forgiveness and for the willingness to change and live the kind of life that points others to the Christ.
Restore to me again the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. (Psalm 51:12)