Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:8-16
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Scripture Quote: 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. Colossians 4:5-6 (NIV)
Christians are very watchful and cautious because we are essentially the receivers and defenders of truth, love, and knowledge of the living God. It is so important to be careful of our conduct in big, as well as small things, since the eye of the unbeliever is evaluating our sincerity. To live a holy and pure lifestyle we must keep Christ as the primary focus of our thoughts, thereby avoiding unwise actions. Harsh words that are thrown out in frustration to an argumentative, intellectual atheist, will only serve to repel that individual further. We will never persuade anyone to accept the doctrines of Christianity with any other approach than prayer for spiritual guidance, the love of Christ in our hearts and humility in our words.
Although we live in the world, we don't argue as the world does. We rely on God's power to give us the exact words that will be effective. We only need to live in accordance with our faith - We don't need to be scholars, or experts on any subject, because we have the absolute guidance of the Creator of the universe and His instruction manual, the Bible, as our qualifications. We only need to Walk with Him, trust in Him and allow God to use us for His purposes.
Today’s meditation: Walk in wisdom and grace before the world.
Memory Verse: Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands. Psalms 119:73 (NIV)