Spirit Life Walk

The Code of Conduct in Christ

July 20, 2022 Sarah Bachtold Season 2 Episode 25
Spirit Life Walk
The Code of Conduct in Christ
Show Notes

If you've every worked for any corporate employer, you will receive a boatload of paperwork upon your first day or first week of work. Included in that will be the company policy overview which will include that company's code of conduct. Each company has its own idea of what their employees should and should not be doing, how they should and should not be dressing, what they should prioritize in their speech and what they should nix. This goes beyond all the harassment training and so on. Let's simplify it, Websters dictionary didn't even have the phrase, which I find comical. But here the Cambridge Dictionary had it and here is their definition:  "a set of rules that members of an organization or people with a particular job or position must follow." And if you don't follow the rules of your organization, if you start to go against the "code of conduct" you might get by for a time with a light infringement, especially if you are the low man on the totem pole as they say--where you might go unnoticed. But you see, in God's Kingdom, its the little things that matter. The little moments of disobedience where we are doing things in direct opposition of God's Word, but we are justifying it because no one sees us. But God does. So the Divine Power that He gives us, and the Life He gives us is from Him and through Him as 2 Peter 1 details. But we are not to fail to KNOW Him when we are walking out the activities of DOING the gospel. Just because we receive proof or signs of the power of God at work, doesn't mean that we are in obedience to Him. Jesus addressed this in Matthew 7:21, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven." It's that latter part that people miss. It's not the image of godliness that God cares about. It's the obedience. Jesus said to this bunch addressing Him that they didn't know Him and that they were "practicing lawlessness".  That's pretty heavy! The fact is, God has a code of conduct called His Word and His Spirit. We have to abide in Christ Jesus (John 15), the Word, in order to be able to do anything, for apart from Him we can do NOTHING. Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit to be our Comforter, but also to GUIDE us into All TRUTH. Jesus is the Way, the Life, and the Truth. IN Him we have life and have it more abundantly. Zoe is the Greek word for Life. It's Divine Life, not just I have a happy prosperous life with flowers and kittens. No, its the Life of the Lord Jesus flowing through us to Do our Father's Will in the earth--the WAY HE wants it done. His Kingdom, His Code. Period. 

Support the show