Give God Your “Sunday Best” Every Day !
By Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield
In many parts of our country the only time people wear their best clothes is when they go to church on Sunday. Their lives the rest of the week they dress more for comfort, or to suit their occupation. They refer to their nicest clothes as their “Sunday best. Or their “Sunday going to meeting clothes. They wear their finest clothes to church out of respect and reverence. And this is not a bad thing.
Unfortunately too many people treat their faith the same way. They treat being Christian as something you take out and “wear” on Sunday. Sunday comes and they show up at church like clock work. They are dressed in the finest clothes they can afford. They may even shout amen louder than anybody. They put on quite a show because they want every body to see what a “good” Christian they are.
Let’s look at what Jesus had to say about such behavior. We find his teaching on the subject at Mathew 7:21-23, “ Not everybody who says to me Lord, Lord, will get into the kingdom of heaven. Only those who do the will of my father who is in heaven will enter. On the Judgment Day , many people will say to me, ‘Lord,Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name and expel demons in your name and do lots of miracles in your name ?’ Then I’ll tell them, ‘I’ve never known you. Get away from me you people who do wrong.”
Jesus goes on to compare those who hear his words, or even teach his words, but do not put his words into practice, to someone who builds their house on quicksand.
The word of God is not there just to guide us on Sundays. We should use the word of God to guide or lives every day of the week. As I have said before “ Our actions should call us a Christian, before our words even get a chance. Scripture should saturate every aspect of our lives. Our faith should always be on display through everything we do and how we speak. We should treat those around us as Jesus himself would. There is an old saying “actions speak louder than words.” Never has this been more true than in our Christian walk.
If you spout scripture, but act differently you will not only sow contempt for yourself, but God’s word as well. So don’t be a Sunday only Christian. Let God’s word, not today’s latest fad guide your action throughout the day. Let your example of God’s word in practice speak for itself. Example is a very powerful ministry. Be constantly ware and alert lest you show the world the wrong example.
Posted on September 28, 2014, in Bible Study and tagged Fake Christians, Hypocritical Christians, Mathew 7:21-23, Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield, Teachings of Jesus. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.