“Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future” – Hebrews 3:5 (NIV).
There was a certain home of a Reverand with a dozen lively children. They knew their father for a living testified of God’s love at the pulpit. The children loved going to church because it was time to experience some relief. For once they were back home a certain terrror was unleashed upon them. Their muscled father would throw away his Bible, pull out his belt to teach them a lesson upon the minutest infraction. No one was spared- including their long suffering mother.
Once the children became adults they fled the terror. There was only one who eventually returned to look after her mother in old age. But once she passed on she left back for her city job. The Reverand died a lonely man in a nursing facility.
There is a saying “actions speak louder than words”! While the Reverand was famous throughout his life for testifying of God’s love, his actions were the very opposite back home. The children grew up resentful and filled with bitterness aware of this hypocrisy. They couldn’t wait for the earliest chance to abandon him.
As believers we are mandated to go out and testify the Good News of God’s love through His son Jesus Christ (Mat 24:14). But what happens if someone who knows us so well does not see any of that love reflected in the manner we treat those closest to us? Wouldn’t that weaken our testimony! May God help us live our testimony in both words and deeds!
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray that you help me share my testimony not just in words but in deeds, which are just as powerful, this I pray in Jesus’s name.