1 Peter 2:11-12 (NLT)
11 Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. 12 Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.

Here the apostle Peter warns those who have placed their faith in Christ to take care and abstain from the sins of the world. Even the best of men, those who appear to be faithful to God, and live honorably are subject to the temptations of the world; therefore each must be careful as temporary citizen of earth to live righteously. He encourages them to live a pure life among the unbelievers of the world. Even the best of Christians have been subject to words of evil spoken of them by unbelievers. But by keeping pure when those same people come to believe in Christ they will change their opinion and glory God by commending those who lived properly among them.

Red Jacket was a Native American Seneca Indian orator and chief of the Wolf clan. He participated as a signatory at the Treaty of Canandaigua confirming peace with the United States. In the summer of 1805 a number of American Indians met in New York to listen to a Boston Missionary, Mr. Cram, present a Christian sermon. After the sermon Red Jacket made this statement, "Brother, you say that there is but one way to worship and serve the Great Spirit. If there is but one religion, why do you white people differ so much about it? Why not all agree, as you can all read the Book? "Brother, we are told that you have been preaching to the white people in this place. These people are our neighbors. We are acquainted with them. We will wait a little while and see what effect your preaching has upon them. If we find it does them good, makes them honest and less disposed to cheat Indians, we will then consider again of what you have said." Even thought Red Jacket did not know the words from 1 Peter 2:11-12, he understood the concept that ones beliefs should be agreeable with their actions. Are you living according to your faith in God? Do you practice honesty even in those moments you have the opportunity to do otherwise? Pray God might keep you honorable among all men and set you apart as a good example to others.