A young boy was sitting on a bench in a park when a stranger walked by and stopped. Looking at Will and his dog, he asked, “What kind of dog is that, young fella?”
Thinking the man was making fun of his dog, Will responded, “He’s a genuine police dog, Sir!”
Looking at the dog once again, he said, “Police dog? He sure doesn’t look like a police dog to me.”
“Of course not,” said Will. “He’s in the secret service.”
that can be said of many Christians: “They are in the Lord’s Secret
Service.” They don’t want anyone to know whom they serve.
isn’t it that the Christian life begins with a public confession of
faith? A declaration that we willingly repent of our sins and choose to
follow the Lord. God’s Word makes it clear that “If we tell others that
Jesus Christ is our Lord, and really believe in our hearts that God
raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
It’s all rather
simple, isn’t it? If we say it, according to God’s Word, we are to do
it. On one hand it’s easy to profess Jesus in church, but it is quite
different to live as He would have us to live in the work place, the
gym, the Parent-Teachers meeting, lunches with business partners,
customers, or whomever we don’t see in church on a regular basis. But
God’s Word says, "Set up your banners!”
Confession is much more
than what Christians say. It is also what a Christian is. Our words are
important, but not nearly as significant as what we do - especially when
we think other Christians aren’t looking.
Prayer: Lord, we only fool ourselves if we think we can fool You. May we be witnesses without walls at all times. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 20:5b And in the name of our God we will set up our banners!