“Since we believe human testimony, surely we can believe the greater testimony that comes from God. And God has testified about his Son. All who believe in the Son of God know in their hearts that this testimony is true. Those who don’t believe this are actually calling God a liar because they don’t believe what God has testified about his Son.” (I John 5:9,10 NLT)
If we had to stand trial today and provide evidence that we are who we say we are in Christ, what would be a judge’s final ruling?
Who would we call to be our witnesses to support our claim to being a follower of Jesus Christ?
Do we even have any witnesses who could testify on our behalf?
Would we have to find “false witnesses” or would our witnesses tell the truth?
We can lie to ourselves and act like we are “all that” when in fact, we haven’t reached a point in our lives where we truly believe we are who we say we are. If we did, the world would be a much better place for if we are truly His, we would know how to change the course of events without violence and hatred and bigotry and know how to encourage all to live according to God’s Word, not in opposition of it.
Who will be your witness and can you call them to testify with confidence or will you quake as they speak?
If we truly think about how others perceive us and are willing to look self–in the face–and dare to make whatever changes are necessary, we would have no need to fear what any witness would say about our relationship with Christ.
Something to think about. We can fool ourselves and others, but we cannot fool God! He knows–everything about us!