and the entire Bible echoes this truth.
Do you walk the walk and talk the talk?
Are your actions pointing to Christ and His love?
Do people look at you and say, “He or she is a person of their word?”
Or, are you one of those who people talk about regarding the church and say, “There are too many hypocrites in the church?”
Now with that said, if we are living that good life for Christ, people can see your good deeds and then glorify God, what are the results?
Do people receive Christ because of you?
Do people glorify God because of you?
Particularly, do lost people glorify God because of you?
I will tell you that if you have been a witness to someone about Christ and they come to know Christ, they will truly glorify God because of your witness to them about the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So, as I see it there are two things that can happen when you live your life in front of the world:
1) they can glorify God because of your faithful life and witness to Jesus in words and deeds,
2) they can die and go to hell because of the negative witness you gave, through life, deeds and words, which left a sour taste in their mouth because of who and what you were in the world.
Which would you rather be?
One commentary spoke of this thought, Peter encouraged his readers to bear witness to the lost, by word and deed, so that one day God might visit them and save them. "The day of visitation" could mean, that day when Christ returns and every tongue will confess that He is Lord. But I think the "visitation" Peter mentioned here is the time when God visits lost sinners and saves them by His grace. When these people do trust Christ, they will glorify God and give thanks because we were faithful to witness to them even when they made life difficult for us. Bible Exposition Commentary (BE Series) - New Testament - The Bible Exposition Commentary – New Testament, Volume 2.