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Effective Ways to be a good citizen

Updated on February 15, 2012

Singing praises for new family members

Chinese chior singing during Babtisim services.
Chinese chior singing during Babtisim services.

Why not try this effective method to improve your citizenship?

Are you a good citizen? Would you like to improve? Why not try this effective method to improve your citizenship?

A good citizen obeys the laws, actively participates in the community, helping other people, being tolerant of others and sharing or adopting Christian values.

Yes that’s right, I am referring to being a good citizen in the Christian society.

Obeying the laws: You shall not have any other gods before me. Do you place a higher value on your own desires or placing family or friends above God? Then you just broke the first and most important law. Ask God to reveal to you anything you place above Him and how to correct that idol in your life.You shall have no other gods before[a] me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. Exodus 20:3-4

Actively participates in the community: Do you belong to a church? Now sometimes you may be in a situation in a different country where there is no church available. I have experienced that. Although on line cannot be as rewarding as in person, if there is no other recourse, of course be active in online communities like is available on ChristiaNet. Do you have Home Bible studies? Again if you are in some countries that is not possible, but if you can, go for it.

Helping others, being tolerant of others and sharing: Here we get into the other two important laws God has given us: do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12 We should treat everyone as we want to be treated. Now someone who is abusive must be dealt with in a strong loving way the same as a disobedient child would. It does not mean we are to allow others to walk all over us. When, however an opportunity arises to do good to strangers or acquaintances we should eagerly jump at the opportunity.

Do not do to others as you would not want them to do to you. Do not lie, cheat and steal from others. Do you know, when you have an affair you are stealing from anothers spouse? As well, do not be judgmental with others. “Do not judge or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Luke 6:37-38 “‘Do not steal. “‘Do not lie. “‘Do not deceive one another. Leviticus 19:11

Share with others: How often do you share the gospel with others at work or school? If you love Jesus, it is the most beautiful relationship anyone could ever have. So, why don’t you share with others what He means to you? From my experience the best method to accomplish this is to begin with living the Christian life. When others see this, they will be curious and ask you why you live this way. THAT’S the best time to share Jesus with others.

When you actively participate in these you will be a good citizen in Gods family.

“Whoever looks intently into the perfect law … and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.” (James 1:25)

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Immanuel (God amongst us) for allowing me in Your wonderful grace to be a member of Your exalted family. I ask my dearly beloved that You bring the Holy Spirit into my life today and every day to instruct me in the proper etiquette of being in this noble family. In the name of our beautiful big brother Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

May the sweet sunshine of Jesus’ love bless you today and every day.


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