Folks we are not well looked upon by much of the world. Many of us cheat in business, swear when we aren’t at church, mistreat our families and break all the tax laws.
So many people have been burned when dealing with ‘Christians’ that they avoid us like the plague. This is not only bad for business but also salvations. Why would anyone believe in Jesus when they can’t even trust us in a business transaction?
No I know that isn’t you…of course it isn’t you!
BUT just in case you know someone who needs to repent…
The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
(Galatians 5:19-26 NIV)
Prayer- Lord, help us to see ourselves as you do and then help us change. Amen.