Hebrews 13:18 says, “Pray for us, for we are convinced that we have a clear conscience, wanting to conduct ourselves honorably in everything” (CSB). Today’s verse speaks of a desire to live honorably in everything. This means wanting to do what is right and good. We should all want to do what is right and good, and yet, we have this sinful nature so we often are not steered in that direction.
We do not simply aim to live honorably in everything, but it is God’s will that by doing so, we would silence the ignorant people. In 1 Peter 2:15, we read: “It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you” (NLT). It is God’s desire that we live honorably so that when people throw accusations, they are proven false. Our lives are a testimony of the goodness of God when we live honorably. If we aren’t living honorably, the foolish accusations may not be so foolish.
All we do and all we say will point to something or someone. If we are living honorably and we share the Gospel, the world will be more likely to receive what you are sharing. If you are not doing what is right and good, and then try to share the hope of Jesus, people will call you a hypocrite. People will see you say one thing and live by another. People will hear you but they will not listen. You lose authority. You lose trust. You lose respect.
Today, live honorable in everything. Do what is right and what is good. Remember, by your good works, they will know Jesus and they will glorify the Father (Matthew 5:16). If you mess up, if you do something dishonorable, if you fall short — repent, receive grace, and keep pressing forward. You got this!