Being a Good Example

Sometimes it is difficult to be a good example. There is sometimes a tendency to 

to what is “cool” which can sometimes be very harmful. We live in a world where

society tells us to behave one way and even when we know it is wrong,

we feel very conflicted. However, often times younger siblings, younger cousins,

etc. are watching us. Therefore, it is important to be a good example.

What exactly is being a good example? Is it following the rules perfectly?

Everyone might have a different definition of what being a good example is.

To me (Bayley, Founder of Hope Alive Ministry), being a good example means knowing

what is right and acting in a way that you would want your  younger counterparts

to act as well as asking for forgiveness when you recognize that you are not being a good


The Bible encourages everyone to be a good example.


“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works

and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” ~ Matthew 5:16

(English Standard Version; ESV)

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in

conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” ~ 1 Timothy 4:12 (English Standard Version; ESV)

“Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:33 

(English Standard Version; ESV) 

“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” ~ James 4:17

(English Standard Version; ESV)

How will you be a good example today and always?


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