30 Days of Devotions- Day 28, 2017

September 28
Rev. Ken Kunkel
Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good
works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Do you know that you are under constant surveillance? If you claim to follow Christ, be
prepared because the world around you is watching. All of your actions, words, and
responses are all being closely monitored.

The world wants to see if you’re genuine in your faith or are you just another hypocrite.
When you fall into sin they relish it because they can then justify their own. But more
importantly the world wants to know if what you claim to believe is true. As Christians
we claim hope for the here and now as well as the eternal. The world doesn’t have that
hope and they want to know if it’s real.

The logical question then is what steps have you taken to protect your witness? It’s
often the little things in life that bear the greatest witness. It’s your response to a crisis,
how you honor your spouse when they’re not around, the speech that comes forth from
your lips, these are the things that can have a lasting impact on those around us. But
none of these come natural to us. It takes a commitment to reading God’s Word daily,
living a life of prayer, and daily repentance and reliance upon the Spirit. But when our
daily walk exemplifies Christ those around us see it and want to know more and then we
are given opportunities to declare to them the good news of the gospel.