The Daily Fountain Devotional 26 April 2020 for Anglican Communion
Topic: Twelve Christian Codes of Conduct
Scripture: Hebrews 13:1-16
Meditate: “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all of your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:6-7)
Outline: Every institution has its codes of conduct and these codes distinguish it from other institutions and stipulate standards of behaviour for its members. The Bible also has codes of conduct for those who are true children of God.
These biblical codes of conduct expected from such believers according to our reading today are: brotherly love, hospitality, identification with prisoners, holiness, contentment and trust in God, obedience to rulers, abstinence from false doctrines, identification with Christ in all things, remembrance of the goal of our heavenly calling, daily praise and thankfulness to God and kindness to all men.
Do you measure up to these standards? Great blessings await those who adhere to these codes of conduct. For example, verse 2 reminds us that hospitality has made some to entertain angels unawares and verse 5 promises God’s presence when we are free from covetousness and God’s approval when we are good to others(v.16).
It is also important to remember that we have no continuing city here on earth but seek for the one to come. Hence, let us adhere to these twelve codes of conduct and our lives will radiate God’s glory to those around us.
God, please help me to live out the Christian life in my family and workplace and society.