Christian inspiration is important to cling to as believers are bombarded by a hostile world that seeks to ridicule and marginalize those who share their faith.
sharing Christ is nevertheless the job of all believers, commissioned and commanded directly by the Lord in Matthew 28. That means, as the great apostle Paul later write to the Corinthian church, that we are to consider ourselves “Christ’s ambassadors… as if God was making his appeal through us.”
An ambassador always behaves in such a way to reflect positively on his position, to represent his commission well. So should believers, who are being watched by an increasingly dark and disbelieving world. It’s often been said that the Christian may be the only Bible some people read.
Thus, Christian inspiration involves a lot more than just talking. It means giving our lives as lights, doing not just saying the right things. Staying in the Word, reading it, meditating about it, memorizing it and then obeying it is necessary if we are to inspire others to the cause of Christ.
Being a Christian is a great privilege. And a great responsibility. How have you kept your light bright today?