DayBreaks for 07/22/11 – How to Defend God

DayBreaks for 07/22/11 – How To Defend God

Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. – Ephesians 4:1

Who are your enemies?  Do you have any?  You might not think of them as outright enemies, maybe they just are not people you’d call friends.  It has been said that you can know a lot about a person by the kind of friends they keep.  An editorial by Bill McNabb in The Door some years ago briefly elaborated on this idea and how friends and enemies relate to God:

“I had an old seminary professor who began and ended his apologetics lecture with one sentence: “You defend God like you defend a lion — you get out of his way.” God, it seems, has never had much trouble with his enemies — it’s his friends who give him fits. . . . The theologian Karl Rahner put it this way: “The number one cause of atheism is Christians. Those who proclaim God with their mouths and deny Him with their lifestyles is what an unbelieving world finds simply unbelievable.” Perhaps the best defense of God would be to just keep our mouths shut and live like He told us to. The gospel would then have such power and attraction that we wouldn’t have to worry about defending it.”

This work week is over.  Did your life and witness this week give Him fits?  Did it make it easier or harder for others to believe in Jesus because of your words and actions?

Defend God with your life – how you live it!!!

PRAYER: Father, forgive us for the many times that we have caused others to stumble on their pathway to You.  Empower us to live as You have told us we should live.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2011 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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