September 1 - They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love

By Terra Hangen

Today's Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:11–21

Central Thought: Strive to let your actions at all times be those of a Christian.

    Christ's teachings call each one of his people to a high standard of conduct with actions motivated by love and compassion. When you join a church and describe yourself as a Christian, realize that many non-Christians around you will watch to see what you do and what attitudes you display. Some observers will be happy to see you stumble and stray from what Jesus teaches you to do, and some will thrill to see you succeed.

    Paul's words to the Corinthians, that 'we are ambassadors for Christ,” are still relevant. Will people think that you are so kind and so firmly on the right path that they will decide to become Christians too?

Devotional Prayer: Lord, help me to be an ambassador for You in this hurting world, and help me to do my part to lead others in their Christian journey as well.

Today's Bible Reading: Job 40:1-42:17; 2 Corinthians 5:11-21; Psalm 45:1-17; Proverbs 22:14