We all come from different backgrounds. We are a diverse generation with differences in social, cultural, economic, political and religious thoughts. Our world has become smaller in that we are able to see and try to understand the ways of the many people groups.
The difference for those of us who believe in the One True God is that we know there is only one way to Him and that is through His Son Jesus Christ. Many arguments begin at the mention of that truth because the influence of many world religions have caused us to wonder….are there other ways to redemption and everlasting life? To convince another person of the only way truth is difficult……because the Holy Spirit has to do the work in each individual heart.
My point today is, that you and I as believers in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the redemption of our sins should not get into arguments. What we must do is live the life as a witness to the life-changing power of Jesus. To be ready at any time to show and speak (if that is what the Holy Spirit is prompting you to do) to someone about how they, too, can have salvation through Jesus the Savior.
Colossians 4:3-6 “…..pray for us too, that God may open the door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ,……..pray that I may proclaim this clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders, make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
As you all probably know US Supreme Court Justice Scalia passed away suddenly a couple weeks ago, and now we wait to see who will be appointed to take his place. It is a big deal because he was a conservative vote. (Pray that the new appointee is a person who seeks God’s wisdom and stands for morality and ethical Biblical principles.)
What impressed me most about Judge Scalias’ funeral is what his son, as the officiating Catholic Priest said……..”We are gathered here because of one man. A man known personally by many of us, known only by reputation to even more. A man loved by many, scorned by others. A man known for great controversy and for great compassion. That man, of course, is Jesus of Nazareth. It is He whom we proclaim!”
How’s that for KEEPING THE MAIN THING……THE MAIN THING? What a witness to thousands of people. That is an example of how to be ready in any circumstance to make the most of every opportunity!
God bless you today as you strive to be like Jesus, and to be His witness in every area of your life. Not easy, but doable if you continue to learn about Him and submit your life to Him. We are all on this journey…..we support and pray for one another. I am not perfect….but at my age, and for the past 69 years (I was 4 when my Mother led me to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ) He’s still workin’ on me!!!!!