Whether we realize it or not both God and many others are watching our behavior. As Christians, we should care how others think of us and we ought to do our best to be shining examples.
The Apostle Paul spoke about this truth in regards to his own life. In 2 Corinthians 8:21 it reads like this: “For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.”
The other day I had a decision to make in regards to doing what is right. My wife had called in an order for a pizza to be picked up.
When I went in to pick it up someone waiting on me told me it was already paid for. When I got back in the car I asked her if she did indeed pay for it and she told me “no.”
So I went back in and told the girl that it was not paid for and she told me she was surprised that I would come back in and pay for it, then thanked me.
My response to her was, “I wanted to do the right thing.”
Afterwards, as I thought on this occasion, I should have said, “This is what followers of Jesus are supposed to do”.
This doesn’t always come naturally, like Paul we have to depend on the Holy Spirit to work through us and consciously make every effort to do what is right.