On the weekends, there are many different ways that Christians worship and experience their faith. Some go to services that are full of worship in prayer, songs, and music, while others go to services where there is prayer for healing of the sick or an inspiring sermon, etc. But what does our Christian faith mean in our daily lives on Monday – and for the rest of the week?
What do the apostles say about how a Christian life should be?
It is useful to read how the apostles Paul, Peter, James, and John write about the daily life of a Christian in all kinds of situations – every day of the week. It was very much on their hearts that our Christian faith should guide all of our deeds, words, and thoughts.
Peter and Paul saw it as very important that husbands, wives, and children in a family should treat each other with love and respect, and also that we should be reliable, honest and righteous in our workplaces.
Paul and James said that our Christian faith should help us to use our tongue in a good way. James writes it in a very simple way when he says, “Do any of you think you are religious? If you do not control your tongue, your religion is worthless and you deceive yourself.” James 1:26 (GNT).
Christian life: Living according to God's commandments
John writes a number of times that it is not enough to just say something, but that living according to it in daily life is the most important. “The person who says, "I know Him," but doesn't obey His commandments is a liar. The truth isn't in that person. But whoever obeys what Christ says is the kind of person in whom God's love is perfected. That's how we know we are in Christ.” 1 John 2:4-5 (GW). “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 (ESV).
There are many situations where we could become worried. Paul and Peter knew this very well, and Peter writes: “Give all your worries to Him, because He cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NCV).
How do we behave when we are stuck in traffic? How do we use our money? How do we use our eyes - do we allow our eyes to look at everything, for example on the internet? Let us ask ourselves: this Christian faith of which we hear in Christian services on weekends – does it truly guide all of our deeds, words, and thoughts seven days a week? Only then will our worship become well-pleasing to God.