We are often so caught up in our activities that we tend to worship our work, work at our play, and play at our worship.
Do you live a life that reflects the glory of God? Would people know you’re saved just by the way you speak and act? Why? Why not?
John the Baptist went ahead of Jesus preparing the way for the Messiah.
Prove by the way you live that you have really turned from your sins and turned to God. Don’t say, ‘We’re safe—we’re the descendants of Abraham.’ That proves nothing. God can change these stones here into children of Abraham.
John 3:8 (NLT)
That would be similar to me saying, “I’m good. My parents are Christians. My grandfather was a pastor.” While that statement is all fine and good, it says nothing at all about my personal relationship with Jesus. The fact that my parents are Christians doesn’t necessarily reflect in my own life. People won’t know that about me simply by the way I act.
My faith must be my own. It’s great if you have a heritage of faith in your family—mine goes back almost as far as we can trace—but even if you don’t, even if you’re the first of your family to find salvation, that fact should be proven by the way you live.
Remember what you have been saved from and always put before you what you have been saved into—a new family with a rich heritage and an even richer inheritance. You have a Father with unlimited power and supply and a Brother who can raise the dead. Don’t you want to prove that to everyone you know?
Daily Bible reading: Joshua 9-10, Luke 3