Luke 5:22 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts?
Personal recommendation is the best means of advertising and most likely to qualify success. In our efforts to influence others, daily witnessing will be of more value than debating, expounding or making strong argument.
A man sent to prison was faced with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and summoned enough courage to announce acceptance into his life the Savior, Jesus Christ. When he was being released a prison chaplain handed him a letter which said “I came here despising preachers and the Bible. When you confessed to being a Christian I thought; ‘Here’s another one faking for the sake of getting early parole.‘ I have had opportunity to observe you closely over your time here and your testimony rang true. I kept close track of you exercising, working, even at meal times. You never slipped up! I watched you, liked what I saw and now I am a Christian too.”
Our testimonies are convincing when proven by consistent living in accord with what we say. Words need to be backed up with action. It is a case of one life telling the truth and manifesting both the reality of what is transposed within as well as the depth of inner change.
Are we good advertisements for what we confess? Is our witness effective because it expresses much more than words?
What The Bible Says
Remember, it is a message to obey, not just to listen to. So don’t fool yourselves. For if a person just listens and doesn’t obey, he is like a man looking at his face in a mirror; as soon as he walks away, he can’t see himself anymore or remember what he looks like. But if anyone keeps looking steadily into God’s law for free men, he will not only remember it but he will do what it says, and God will greatly bless him in everything he does.
All have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious ideal. W e don’t have to rely on the world’s guesses and opinions. We didn’t learn this by reading books or going to school; we learned it from God, who taught us person-to-person through Jesus, and we’re passing it on to you in the same firsthand, personal way.
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Prayer: God fix in me all that will make for adequacy in the real world of action. Help me to become a person of integrity and humility whose word is their bond.