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I remember my grandparents who went home to be with the Lord back in the 80’s as kind and caring people to be around. I always enjoyed my visits with them, but the thing I remember most is their love for the Lord. The light of Christ always shined bright in their lives.
In the Bible, King David sinned, but he repented. God referred to him as “a man after His own heart.” He is known for his courageous stand against Goliath and writing many of the Psalms. The apostle Paul is known for his conversion on the road to Damascus and his bold testimony of Christ Jesus thereafter.
Adam and Eve are remembered for eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil resulting in the fall of mankind, not that I or anyone else would have fared any better. Judas Iscariot is known as the betrayer of Christ. Jonah is known for being swallowed by a great fish when he disobeyed God. God instructed him go to Nineveh, but he chooses fleeing to Tarshish.
Today many people are known for taking care of their families, yet Jesus is nowhere in their lives. Some put their jobs over their family and their kids remember them as always being gone. Others are known for their kindness, but they know not the Lord. Some are remembered as always being drunk. Others are known as grouches. Some are seen as hypocrites. They profess to be believers in Christ pretending to live righteous lives, yet live like the devil. Others are Christians who may be saved, but few know they are. Others are believers who are on fire for the Lord. They will be remembered for their testimony.
How do I want to be seen as I live and remembered when I am gone?
Do I want to be a lamp for the light of Christ or a lamp hidden under a basket?
Do I want to live life for God’s glory or my own pleasure?
What will my opinion of these answers be one hundred years from now?
Believers Are Salt and Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:13-16 NKJV)