In the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, there is a point in which Mrs. Cratchit asks Bob how Tiny Tim behaved in church.
“As good as gold,” said Bob, “and better. Somehow he gets thoughtful, sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see.”
Dickens concept is a true one. Every Christian should live in such a way that Christ is seen in each life and others are reminded of Jesus.
Paul said, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Gal 2:20
I know I have my own idea of what it is to live as a Christian. I believe my idea is based on the instruction each of us is given in God’s word.
I also know that many other Christian’s have their personal idea of what it is to live Christ-like. Yet their lifestyle and my lifestyle are quite different; and if I can see it, how much more will those that need to see Him the most.
Is Christ divided? 1 Cor 1:13
No, He is not!
Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. 2 Cor 6:14-16
Each Christian is told not to team up with unbelievers. You must work with them; shop, go to school, or even live with the unbeliever.
But a Christian must never act like them.
Set yourself apart from the unbelieving world and live for Christ.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matt 5:16