Do we look like Christ followers only when it suits us? What are we really like when it counts?
When I was in Israel we learned that we had to follow the Jewish Shabbat eating rules at our hotel. Our hotel served wonderful meals but on Shabbat, we had only five cold choices.
All week long, several of my fellow travelers enjoyed Jewish things. They purchased Star of David jewelry, and used Jewish phrases. They tried to look Jewish, that is, until Friday night and Shabbat. Everything stops for Shabbat because this is a very holy time, decreed in the Law of Moses
On Shabbat, those wannabe’s insisted on foods that were not on the menu because they required cooking and that was forbidden on Shabbat. Those foods were not available. Suddenly those folks no longer wanted to be Jewish.
Do you just want to be a Christian when it’s convenient or will you still profess to be a Christian when it’s not?
…be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, consecrated and profitable to the Master, fit and ready for any good work. (2 Timothy 2:21b, AMP)
Prayer- Lord, show us the truth in ourselves. We want to be what we say we are, not just when it is convenient. Amen.