If you are found to be God’s servant, then also live your life for Him. Nobody likes a hypocrite when it comes to people in the faith. These are those who appear to be righteous on the outside at church, but act totally different during the week. And you may not think so, but many people have left the faith because of all the hypocrisy that they are seeing in the church. I’ve even talked with a person recently and they said that they stopped going to church because the people they trusted in didn’t really do God’s will, but were into worldly things instead of God. Instead of reading the Bible daily, praying often, doing work in the church, witnessing, and all around doing God’s will, they did other things instead. Things like playing video games, partying, having sex outside of marriage, looking at porn, and doing drugs come to my mind. But does the Bible require us to be faithful to God, if we say we are believers? Yes, it does. Paul said, “let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:1,2) Every person who is a believer in Jesus knows very well that it means living their life for Him. What is sad is that so few people really do this, which causes more people to leave the faith because of people’s bad examples.
Paul also said concerning his own life, “but with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.” (1 Corinthians 4:3-5) Lastly, Paul is informing us to keep our judgments to ourselves. To let God be our judge over manners of sin. Sure, people can inform us of the things that God hates, which will be very useful to know as Christians. For without this knowledge, we may continue to willfully sin and not even be aware of it. So we should heed the words of these pastors, preachers, and evangelists. They are not judging you but simply letting you know how God feels on matters of sin. These are great men of God, for they are looking for people who have a humble heart and are ready to go all-in for Jesus. Therefore, hear their words and pray for more understanding also. The Bible will help you develop a closer walk with Christ also the more you read and study it. So look to Jesus and He will be the one that will help you become faithful to Him.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will learn what it means to truly fall in love with You. Yes, God, I am talking about a person who loves You, Lord, with all their heart, mind, and strength. People that do this have love flowing from the innermost parts of their soul and it shows on the outside also. As for me, I do love You, Lord. Sometimes it doesn’t show, but know that my heart is for You, God. This life is hard with Satan prowling like a lion in this world. His temptations are fierce and have taken me over when I have not been on my guard. I am just grateful that You have not cast me off when I have fallen into sin, but have continued to take me back in when I do repent. There is no perfect person on this earth, but there are people who truly love You and desire to do Your will above all else. This is what is called faithfulness, and only You can help us become faithful to You every hour and minute of our day. Relying on our flesh will never help us get on the right path, but seeking Your hand constantly will allow us to be led by the Holy Spirit. And Lord, help me to not judge one another, but to help people know the truth instead. Truth can be difficult to take in, especially when people are in sin, but the moment they let Your teachings take root, they know that people were only trying to help them, not judge them. For all judgment belongs to You, oh Lord. Only You can help us think straight and do things that honor You. Keep me on Your path. I need Your help. I love You! In Jesus’s Name. Amen.