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Endeavour not to put yourself in situations where your integrity can be questioned. The three big areas of temptation where character can be compromised are money, sex and pride (sometimes referred to as gold, gals and glory). Our speech,

Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone – Romans 12:17

clothes and actions should also be consistent for that of believers. Having a witness or chaperone is a wise safety precaution, so others can’t accuse you of something inappropriate.

In his epistles Paul frequently writes about appropriate Christian conduct often summarized as ‘the Fruit of the Spirit’ (Eph 5:15-20; Col 3:5-25).
He also gave some guidelines for acceptable behaviour for Christian women (1 Tim 2:9,10). However, we all (men, women and children) who profess to be His children should "live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in everyway (Col 1:10). So as not to bring disrepute to the name of Christ we should ask ourselves, 'is this consistent with the Bibles teaching?' We should act in a proper or correct manner so the ungodly can’t accuse us of wrong (Dan 6:4; Tit 2:7,8; 1 Pet 3:16). God is to be first in our lives and a wholesome respect, consideration and love for others is the next priority (Mk 12:30,31).

As believers our lives should reflect modesty and above all obedience, for Jesus said our love for Him is confirmed by our obeying what He says (Jn 14:15).

See also: behaviourfruit (Spiritual)integrity, modesty, properrighttemptation.