To get by in this world, we're often taught morality in a negative sense; in other words, "Don't do this unless you can get away with it." We look at whether an action is permissible, rather than looking at it in a positive sense and asking whether it is worthwhile. 

As Christians, we're called to do more than avoid illegal behavior (though that may be a part of it!). We're called to glorify God in the work that we do, to actively seek the renewal and cultivation of His creation. This can mean making some tough choices, but it also means becoming who you were created to be.

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When we develop a relationship with Christ, we want to grow like Christ in word and deed. We want to develop Christ-like character. However, as sinners saved by grace, we approach ethical growth knowing that, compared to Christ, "all our righteous acts are like filthy rags" (Isa. 64:6). We act ethically in order to glorify and imitate him, but we humbly understand that we will never be him. We act ethically in response to the One who acted far more ethically than we can fully grasp.

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