Acts 9:1,2 "And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem."
In family devotions last night, Dad read from Acts 9. He began talking about verses 1 & 2 and how Saul persecuted the Christians. In verse 2, Dad pointed out the phrase "that if he found any of this way" and wanted to know if we knew what it meant. One of us said something like, "they stood out, they acted like Christians, they dressed right, they talked right, etc." After we talked about it for awhile, Dad asked if that's what we were doing today.
I want to ask you the same question. If you are saved, are you living a good testimony so that you stand out in this wicked world, or are you trying to fit in? Are you saying things that you shouldn't be saying just so you can fit in with your friends? I want to challenge each of you to live right, dress right, talk right, etc. Make a commitment in your heart that you are going to stand out for Jesus.
Matthew 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."