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Paul said, “Let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Cor 14:40). This infers a high standard behaviour, morality without compromise or undertaken in a haphazard or impulsive way but with a definite strategy and goal. Having witnesses and being accountable to others helps ensure what we do is of satisfactory quality.

Maintain good and acceptable standards of dress, work ethics and practices.  Our conduct, speech and moral purity should be above reproach, right in the sight of God as well as man, “giving the enemy no opportunity for slander” (Rom 12:17; 2 Cor 8:21; Col 4:6; 1 Tim 4:12; Tit 2:7,8). Give no one offence but be courteous so there is no reason to

Could I be called a decent person by God's standards? 

bring disgrace on the name of Christ, rather they may see your good works and glorify God (Mt 5:16). “Let us behave decently…not in drunkenness, not in sexual immorality…not in jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature” (Rom 13:13,14). The Christian’s whole manner of life should be exemplary, reflecting that of the outstanding Kingdom into which we have been made partakers by the blood of Christ. Do such words as wholesome, polite, pure, uplifting and not degrading describe me?

See also: integrity, proper, purity, standards.