“Your Life as an Open Book”
Be careful about the way you live and about what you teach. Keep on doing this, and you will save not only yourself, but the people who hear you.------1Timothy 4: 16
As Christians, our lives are like an “open book,” that can be seen or read by anyone. Our actions and the way we conduct ourselves speak volumes to the world around us. People can see if our lives match our words, in other words do we “practice what we preach?” Are we being a ‘hypocrite?’ Living a life that is contrary to what we profess to be. What kind of witness are we to this LOST and DYING world?”
Not only should we “Be careful” about the way we live, but also what we are teaching others. Setting an example is teaching a lesson, what are we teaching others about Christianity, by the example that we set? Are we teaching about the TRUE love of a HOLY RIGHTEOUS God? Are we teaching about His PLAN of SALVATION, and His FORGIVENESS of our sins? Are we teaching that JUDGMENT will come on those who are continuously living in sin without remorse, those who have not given their HEART and LIFE to God? What are we teaching those we come in contact with daily, by our example?
We have the responsibility to live and teach in such a way that would not only save us, but also save the souls of others. That should be our sole responsibility and we should ‘BE CAREFUL’ as to how we handle it.
The unsaved person is also living and teaching lessons, ones that are contrary to the will of HOLY RIGHTEOUS God and they are setting an example of a rebellious and hostile lifestyle that goes against the will of HOLY RIGHTEOUS God and they are leading and teaching others lessons that will bring JUDGMENT and CONDEMNATION not only to themselves, but to those that they come in contact with daily. The blood of those poor wretched, lost souls will be on each other’s hands.
If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God then you are guilty of living, teaching and leading others and yourself as well, to JUDGMENT and CONDEMNATION, and will stand before the HOLY and RIGHTEOUS God with blood on your hands of the poor, lost souls that you have led astray, but you have the opportunity NOW to turn from your sinful life, and set a GOOD example, and teach a life-changing lesson to those you come in contact with that will SAVE not only you, but them as well. You can make that change by: CONFESSING your sins to God, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and let your life be an “open book” for ALL to see and follow. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He waiting and coming SOON!!!