God Hates What?
A False Witness Who Pours Out Lies
When I hear that verse, I am immediately struck with this idea: How am I being a witness of Christ to the world around me? How does my life reflect the life of Jesus?
Well crud, I am DEFINITELY NOT perfect in this area of my life. There are numerous occasions where I am not a good witness for Christ; where I reflect my brokenness instead of His love and mercy. But the scariest question about that is this: How many people have I misled or given a false perspective of who Christ is because of how I lived? YIKES!
When I choose to walk in the flesh instead of the Spirit, I become a false witness who pours out lies about who Jesus is. Jesus is not the broken sinful human being that I am, someone who lies and does things for selfish gain. He is the humble king of kings who, in His love and grace, set aside His glory and became NOTHING, becoming obedient to death even death on the cross—all of that so that you and I may experience life and life to the fullest in a relationship with Him.
Philippians 2:2 says we are to be like-minded, of the SAME love, of ONE spirit and ONE MIND. What is our witness of Christ Jesus like? Does it reflect Philippians 2:3 or are we pouring out lies with the way we live?
Lord, please forgive me, I want to honestly reflect you in all I say and do, amen.