Conduct Determines Our Testimony
John 12:26 “If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor Him.
We are discussing honor this month. It is a core value of our church and should be as believers in Jesus Christ. However, for honor to be present, it must be an action that marks our life by the way we conduct ourselves. Jesus gave us very clear instructions on how believers are to live their lives. The Word of God tells us we are to come out from among the world and be separate, it is our life that shows who belongs to Christ and who does not. This verse in John is very clear, if we serve Jesus, we do what He does, and we go where He goes. What we know about Jesus is that He lived a life without compromise, He honored the Father with every choice, in His words, in His actions. Everything He did pointed to the Father, glorified the Father and brought people to repentance and a desire for more of Jesus. This is the example we are expected to follow.
So, I ask, does your conduct point to your testimony? Are you kind when treated unfairly? Are you on time for work and diligent to do your best as into the Lord? Do the words of your mouth bring glory to the Lord? Are your actions pointing to the cross? Do you go where Jesus would go, and follow His direction for your daily walk? We can claim Christ with our mouth all day, but ultimately it is our conduct that determines his presence or absence in our life. May the words of our mouth, and the actions we display always point to the cross and be a testimony for the receptive work of the cross.
Pastor Natalie Snider