A young man was being interviewed for a position in a small business firm. He had a neat appearance and made a good impression on the owner. He had also prepared an excellent résumé in which he listed his pastor, his Sunday school teacher, and a church deacon as references. The owner of the business studied the résumé for several minutes, then said, ”I appreciate these recommendations from your church friends. But what I would really like to hear from someone who knows you on weekdays.”
Sorry to say, there is a sharp contrast between the way some Christians act in church and how they behave in the world. The principles they profess on Sunday should be practiced every day.
Daniel was an ideal model in his relationship with both God and man. He did not live by a double standard. His daily conduct was consistent with his spiritual values. His enemies tried to find some charge against him, but no fault could be found (6:4). His walk in the world was in harmony with his walk with God.
Would our church friends be shocked if they observed our actions and heard our speech at our job or in our home? A good Sunday Christian will also be a good weekday Christian. – Richard W. De Haan
Consistency! How much we need
To walk a measured pace,
To live the life of which we speak
Until we see Christ’s face. – Anon.
A hypocrite is a person who is not himself on Sunday.
- October 14, Vol. 7, Our Daily Bread