Conduct! Dressing, Speech,….!

 

2 Kings 1:1 Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.Now Ahaziah fell through the lattice of his upper room in Samaria, and was injured; so he sent messengers and said to them, “Go, inquire of Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this injury.”But the angel[a] of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, “Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say to them, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going to inquire of Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron?’ Now therefore, thus says the Lord: ‘You shall not come down from the bed to which you have gone up, but you shall surely die.’” So Elijah departed.

service is over.jpg5 And when the messengers returned to him, he said to them, “Why have you come back?” So they said to him, “A man came up to meet us, and said to us, ‘Go, return to the king who sent you, and say to him, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are sending to inquire of Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you shall not come down from the bed to which you have gone up, but you shall surely die.’”’” Then he said to them, “What kind of man was it who came up to meet you and told you these words?” So they answered him, “A hairy man wearing a leather belt around his waist.” And he said, “It is Elijah the Tishbite.”

Friends, what does your appearance say about you? The way you dress, interact with people on and off record! What does it say about you? If those meeting you for the first time should describe you to anyone who has met you before/ knows you, without mentioning your name, will you be recognizable? Yes I know, appearance can be very very deceptive, yet it is better to be modest than throw caution to the wind. It is impossible to err on the side of caution!

Your appearance, your conduct speaks volume. Be modest, present yourself truly and genuinely as an agent of change privately and publicly. There are many watching your every movement. You are a sermon someone is reading and listening to. Don’t discourage, don’t be an hindrance to someone coming to the Lord!

May God help us all!

Shalom

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