Proof text – 10:27-37
People of God, Jesus Christ never strived to look good, He simply was good. He did not labor to appear truthful, He was truthful. He did not struggle to have good reputation, He had character.
Today, many read the Bible to suit their own philosophy of life. They like to pick out some bits and pieces from the Bible as their scriptural foundation and are not eager about such other areas as holiness, consecration, judgment, evangelism and the love of God. Those areas and the love of God work in concert to develop into a strong mature Christian. The Bible says a Christian’s life is a disciplined life because it is based on God’s word which gives excellent moral standards. God’s word reflects His character. Remember, God’s word teaches us to do good to change the bad we see. Many people today are too quick in pointing out others’ weaknesses instead of showing, by the way they live, that God lives in them. Many today give orders and instructions but God’s instruction in righteousness they despise. Let us be known as people who are for good and not only against bad. A little example can have a big influence.
Apostle John Chi