ďFor Whatever God says to us is full of living power: it is sharper than the sharpest dagger, cutting swift and deep into our innermost thoughts and desires with all their parts, exposing us for what we really areĒ (Hebrews 4:12). The Living Bible
People that have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are usually turned off by someone with a Bible in their hand, spouting off scripture, and have a life witness that does not reveal what they speak.
A Christian can appear to have it all together spiritually but leave a $1 tip for a $30 meal. They can be rude to people they think donít match their spiritual caliber. They can disregard the janitor of the church but keep in stride with the pastor. They can physically beat their families and say praise the Lord and hallelujah in front of strangers. They can have their car repossessed or file bankruptcy as examples of living like the rest of the world.
So, those that watch Christians must see that we live lives of righteousness matching the holiness and stature of Godís Word. People arenít stupid and know what is real when they see it. If the unsaved see Christians living powerful, holy lives, they will be the first to ask how. Thatís when we can open our Bibles, speak the truth in love and offer them our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Thank you Lord that we are all on the same course to more of you. Let our lives and words match up with who you are. Amen.
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A well-written article, which is true, though some Christians can use this as an excuse not to give the gospel at all. Let's remember there are plenty of people, "pillars of society," who do not break the law, though they are not born again Christians. We must remember too the Bible says "The gospel is the power of God unto salvation." It doesn't say our holiness and righteousness. So we must "preach the gospel" as Jesus says in Mark 16:15-18
Yes, people should look in on our lives and want or at least wonder what is so different about us and want what we have, thus the oportunity. Does it happen that way anymore ? Not very often. Who's fault is that? MINE! Very convicting article for me.