“You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men;”
2 Corinthians 3:2
It’s been said that Christians may be the only bible that others will ever read. No one is exempted from that!
Being a follower of Christ is a privilege, but it’s one that must not be taken lightly. There are responsibilities that come with it and that includes being accountable to everyone of your words, actions, lifestyle, and most importantly, how you treat others.
We may say that only God knows what’s in our hearts, and that we cannot please everyone. That’s true. But that doesn’t mean we go on neglecting our part in trying to win others for Jesus. It doesn’t mean that we go on with the lifestyle we want (there must be repentance). And it doesn’t mean that we regard ourselves over and above everyone else just because we now belong to the Kingdom.
Being a Christian means we walk in this world as our Savior did. We love. We serve. We share His message of salvation to everyone.
What are other people reading in your life? Are you truly living and carrying out what God’s Word teaches you?
Lord, teach me to walk in Your ways and to make my life truly reflect You and what You have been teaching me. Cleanse my heart of the old me and fill it with the desire to serve You and others. I pray that what others see in my life spark in them the desire to know You, whom I love and serve. Amen.