(Paul writing to Philemon) Because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints…
— Philemon 1:5
Have you ever known someone for several years before you find out that they are a “Christian”? That isn’t the case with Philemon, and shouldn’t be the case for the rest of us. Paul heard about Philemon’s faith in Christ, and about his love for others. What are people hearing about you? Are they hearing about our faith in the Lord, and our love for all the saints? Jesus said that our love for one another is how people would know that we are His followers (John 13:35). If you are a Christian, you are a witness whether you like it or not. The question is – are you going to be a faithful witness or a lousy one?
Stay conscious of the fact that people are watching your actions as a representative of Christ. Strive to live holy so that the world will see your faith in Christ, and your love for others.
Heavenly Father, help me to live my life in such a way that others can see and testify to the fact that I am a true follower of your Son. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN!