We are strongly encouraged to live holy, upright lives in the Scriptures. Here are several instances:
In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. (Tit 2:7-8 NIV)
Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. (1 Tim 4:12 NKJV)
. . . having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. (1 Pet 3:16)
For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— (1 Pet 2:15)
Why is this so important to the Lord that He would repeat it many times throughout the Bible? It’s because the Lord has designed us to be His light in this ever-darkening world. His plan is that through our upright and holy lives, we may silence all who try to defame us and vilify us in public.
Our Lord Jesus was our example. He lived a holy, sinless life on this earth and went about teaching the people about God and the Kingdom. Jesus also performed signs, wonders and miracles continually. It is such good works as His that we should yearn to imitate.
I encourage us all to follow our loving Savior’s example of a righteous life. God bless you.