What does a Christian look like? This question was asked to a group of teens recently in their Wednesday evening class and the teacher did not get a single response. He then asked how their families were different from the families of their friends; what kind of things they do differently; and still no response. The question was then asked to an adult class and very few comments were made.
Today I want to throw a handful of questions to you and I sincerely desire your personal feelings if you are willing to share.
• What does a Christian look like to you?
• Are you being a light the world?
• Do you express grief over sin?
• Do you see yourself as being separated from the world?
• Are you being an example of what God requires?
• What is your attitude toward the world?
Jesus looks at the attitudes and intentions of our hearts and not just with the outer actions.
I like how The Message reads on the following, concerning salt and light.
Matt 5:13-16 “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand — shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.