If you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Would the prosecuting attorney have more than enough witnesses and documentation to lock you away and throw away the key or would he have his work cut out for him trying to find a shred of evidence to support his case? When I was in high school our youth group did a skit at church about this very question.
It causes one to pause and ponder. What am I doing in life that points people to Jesus? What do my actions say about me? What kind of words flow freely from my mouth?
John 13:35 says “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.” What is the “this” of the verse? Love. Verse 34 says “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Christ loved us enough to die on a cross for our sins when He didn’t deserve it. Is that how the Body of Christ loves the world today? Are we? Are you?
Romans 5:7 says “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.” Yet Christ demonstrated His love for us on the cross [Romans 5:8]. He loved us when we weren’t deserving of His love. He made a way for us when we deserved death instead of life. He is there to meet with us each and every morning, never leaving us nor forsaking us [Deuteronomy 31:6, 8; and Joshua 1:5,]. He dwelt among the lost because He knew they needed Him [Matthew 9:11-12; Mark 2:16-17; and Luke 5:30-31]. What about you? How are you living today? Would you hear the jury exclaim “GUILTY” when they were polled?
I’ve always said, “If you call yourself a Christian, you are either a good witness for Jesus or a bad witness, but you are always a witness.” It’s not too late to generate evidence against yourself. The true Judge is waiting and watching.
“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9
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