Jeremiah 7:1-8:3, 11:1-17, 15:10-21, 22:18-23, 35:1-19
What is it that your unsaved friends see in you that’s different – better – than what they have? What is that tangible sign that sets you apart as a believer in Jesus Christ? I hope it’s more than the fact that you attend church every Sunday. Millions of people do that and still don’t know the Lord. I hope it’s more than that you call yourself a Christian because ‘Christian’ means a lot of different things to a lot of different people.
Can your friends identify Christ in your life by the purity of your speech or do you use vulgar language and tell the same off-colored jokes as they? Do you go to movies with blatant sin and call it entertainment? Do you watch those sit-coms and laugh at things that disgust God?
The Recabites chose not to drink alcohol. (yes, not everyone in the Bible drank wine) These people had made a vow and were determined to keep it. They stood out in the crowd. Their life-style identified them as sons of Recab.
The world is looking for a sign. And they are looking at us. We can stand apart and still be actively involved in the lives of our unsaved friends. Don’t think you have to look like them to win them. Look like Christ and they will be sure to be drawn to you.
Let our life-style look different than that of the unsaved. Let’s stand out because of the choices we make. And let’s show a lost world that serving Christ is the best, most awesome life-style ever!