On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’Matthew 7:22-23
This verse is a devastating verse if you really think about it. In our world today, there are so many people who claim to know Christ. They claim to be a Christian but deny him by the way they live. Jesus’ words for these types of people are very harsh. He says even though they will say all of the things that they have done in His name, He will say the key is not just in being a Christian. It is more than just the actions or the words you say. It is a lifestyle. It is the motivation behind why you do what you do. It is the breath that breathes throughout your body. Others around you should know that you are a Christian buy your fruit. There shouldn’t be a shadow of a doubt who you belong to and who you serve.
Do you know Christ in this way? Does his blood run through your veins? Or is it more of a religion to you? Take some time to really examine why you are a Christian and how others know you are a Christian. Make Him the true Lord of your heart today.
A Prayer to Remember
I want others around me to know I am a Christian. Give me the words to say when I am afraid. Give me the actions that show good fruit. Amen.