Merry Christmas everyone!
On this day, which marks birth of Jesus, we want to talk about the mark of true believers. It is the true believer who can truly appreciate the essence of this day.
The scriptures show us how to tell if a believer has integrity. When you call yourself a Christian, you walk the talk. It is not just a cliché; it’s simply a way of being that you must become.
Marks of the True Christian
9 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. (Romans 12:9-13 NRSV)
A person who lacks integrity is only focused on “looking good.” Celebrating parties. Giving exchange gifts. Hence, when you’re concerned about your image, you are operating only to survive. The Bible suggests that when the final judgment day comes, people who lack integrity will suffer God’s wrath. We are either for God or against Him; there is no middle ground. Needless to say, those who are lukewarm are considered to lack integrity (Rev. 3:14-18)
The Bible calls believers to be imitators of God (Eph. 5:1-2). Therefore, when you imitate God, you follow everything Jesus did. By nature, you are God’s children and you must live a life of love. You must be true to who you are as a new creation.
If you say you love and honor others, then you must honor your word. Maintaining your integrity is not about image at all. Instead, it’s an act of love and honor for others. Without love and honor for others, you will struggle to honor your word. A prophet’s honor will depend on his integrity. Likewise, a person’s integrity is grounded on honoring one’s word.
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What can you do this Christmas to express your authenticity as a believer?