Psalm 7:10

10 My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart. 

High expectations from Christians, church leaders and pastors to behave in agreement with the Scripture have not been seriously discussed as disturbing dilemma. If you were the only Christian in your family or among relatives, and you were very vocal about your faith in Christ, expect that they will always relate your actions and words to your faith and try to discredit the impact of Christ in your life. They may even take advantage of your generosity, kindness and goodness. So, when they cannot sense any, they conclude, “That is not how Christians behave!” How do you react when you hear such comment from unbelievers?

There was a person who loves singing in public and appreciated by many music lovers. Then out of nowhere someone said, “That singer loves singing in public but nobody would buy her album if she had one!” And the singer overheard what was said of her.

If you were the singer, what will you do? Do you stop singing in public because one person has different opinion from many other music lovers who love to listen to your voice? Reflect on what it says in 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12, 11 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

What personal business do we have as children of God? Our life should not rely upon what others may think. Our business is to live in godly manner and look forward to what Christ will say when we meet him face to face. Will you hear him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”

Lord Jesus, help me focus on what pleases you.

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