Be an Example - Thursday, July 28th 2016
And I said: "Hear now, O heads of Jacob, And you rulers of the house of Israel:
Is it not for you to know justice?"
Today's society is fast paced and full of busyness. But what are we busy doing? Is it trying to live life with a mission to better ourselves? Any of us who have tried to live this kind of life know that we are never satisfied even when we achieve our goals. If we claim to be a follower of Jesus, we have a responsibility to live a Godly life everywhere we go. God has showed us that life is not about us, it's about knowing Him, loving Him and loving others.
If anyone should know that, it is the body of Christ - those who have been forgiven of their sins. Now that God has blessed us with His forgiveness, He desires that we share His love with others. The world needs us to be an example of living the Bible so that they too are drawn to Christ. They need answers, and for us to say we are "Christians" and live our life in pursuit of personal gain would only be a contradiction to who we say we follow.
2 Corinthians 13:5-6 "Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you? - unless indeed you are disqualified." NKJV
Friend, let's stand before God often and ask Him to reveal things in our life that are not pleasing to Him. As we do that, the world will not have any stones to throw. They will be drawn to Jesus and living their life for Him just like we should.
Life Lesson: The world is looking for answers, not for hypocrites.
Thank You for loving me. Thank You for forgiving me of my sins. Help me to live a disciple's life wherever I go. Please remove those things that are not pleasing to You so others are not confused. Thank You Lord, for using me to change lives for eternity just like you changed mine. In Jesus' name, amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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