You are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they many see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Mat 5:14, 16) Your relationship with God is not meant to be private. Your walk should be a lifestyle of public faith. It should be obvious to everyone that you trust God because of the good things He does for you.
I heard non-believer say that if they ever met a Christian who didn’t try to convert him, he would doubt their faith. Because, he said, if they really believed that there was heaven and hell and didn’t try to keep him from going to hell, then what kind of person would they be? Not a very loving one.
This impacted me greatly. We are responsible for our faith and how we live. One day we will give an account of our lives. Once we received salvation, what did we do with it? Do we truly live as if we’ve been given the gift of life? Are we really willing to let people we know and care about suffer hell for eternity?
Don’t panic and start haranguing everyone you know about hell, but pay attention to how you communicate your faith. If most people you know don’t know you’re a Christian, then you light isn’t shining at all. It’s time to fire up that lamp.
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