- The lost are looking at us!
- Our children are looking at us!
- Our co-workers are looking at us!
- They are looking at us and testing us to see if our faith is genuine!
We should walk in a Christ-like manner. We should lay aside the hindrances and besetting sins. We should be filled with the Holy Spirit. And we should redeem our time for the glory of God. Furthermore, we should not give the enemies of Christ an opportunity to blaspheme.
And if that wasn't enough, Paul exhorted for others to be followers of him.
Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
Be ye followers of me, even as I also [am] of Christ.
Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example.
The fact of the matter is this. People are going to watch us; they should watch us; and we need to be conducting ourselves in a Christlike manner so they will get a good picture of Him.
Now, as for us who know Jesus. WE ARE TO BE LOOKING TO HIM and not to each other. The lost are not going to look to Jesus on their own, but they will look to us. But we who are saved are to look to Jesus. So many people are miserable in the Christian faith, disgruntled in church, and upset with other believers. Some need to build some bridges and get over some things! All of us should get our eyes off the other body parts and look to the head of the body, Jesus Christ. He has called each of us to our own ministry, which is unique from anyone else. So, let us just do what He has called us to do to the best of our ability for His glory! And look to Jesus for strength, encouragement, comfort, healing, and whatever else we need. He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we could ever ask or think, according to the power which is at work in us. So, let's fall in love with Him afresh and anew. Live for Him, and watch Him do the impossible in us, to us, with us and through us! He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith! Praise be to Jesus!