Bad behavior is a big stumbling block

We humans tend to only behave as well as we feel like we need to in order to avoid getting caught. Bad people get upset when good behavior is expected from them.

If you behave badly, yet claim to be a good person, perhaps you need a new self-assessment. An effective fight against wrongdoing begins within by resisting, exposing, and overcoming the evil inside us.

As humans we feel a moral need to attempt to justify our bad behavior, so we make excuses and/or blame other people. It’s much easier to call a bad behavior good, than it is to change it.

Almost all people believe that there are bad behaviors. However, we tend to think that they are done by other people and not by us. Bad role models never justify bad behavior.

Bad behavior causes guilt and eventually creates bad consequences. If we had the courage to recognize, admit, and stop our bad behaviors, we’d see great improvements in our life.

Behavior is the most accurate indicator of a person’s beliefs. Any cruel action is bad behavior. Any kind action is good behavior.

Bad thoughts welcome negative emotions and lead to bad behaviors. When we ignore our conscience, we gravitate into bad behavior.

Bad behavior comes naturally. Good behavior requires rules, laws, and even supernatural assistance. This can help motivate us toward good behavior: As human beings we need to overcome our blindness to many of the obvious reasons we have to be happy.

No individual or group has a monopoly on bad behavior. The Bible says, “All have sinned.”

We humans are mess makers. Often we need a savior from our own behavior. It’s hard to see the living Jesus thru institutional eyes. It’s impossible to comprehend God, but thru the living Jesus we can continually experience Him.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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