Guarding Your Testimony

“Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

2 Corinthians 8:21


Recently, our daughter played in a basketball tournament.  We arrived early so she could warm-up with her team before the game started.  Because her team was playing in the first game that morning, we entered the same time as many of the people working the tournament.  Everything was not set up yet, and so we went into the gym without paying admission.  Later, as we came out after her first game, we realized that there were admission tables, and that we had not yet paid.  We could have continued on, and no one would have known the difference.  In the Scripture reading, God says, “Providing for honest things.”  We would have not been a good example to our children or to anyone else, if we would have tried to get away without paying admission.  As we paid, we were providing for honest things, not just in God’s sight, but for the eyes of our children that were watching, and for anyone else who might have been watching.

Your word and your testimony should mean something to those around you.  You should live in such a way that you are providing for honest things.  Be honest and live honest because God is watching you and because others are watching you too.

This week’s biblical principle to consider:
As a child of God, you should not be looking for a way to get around a rule or to get away with something, but you should be looking for ways that your life can be obedient to God and a testimony to others.


This week’s Bible reading schedule:
Monday – Mark 1

Tuesday – Mark 2

Wednesday – Mark 3

Thursday – Mark 4

Friday – Mark 5

Saturday – Mark 6

Sunday – Mark 7

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