You will be his witness to all men of what you have seen and heard. --Acts 22:15
Many years ago, a new preacher moved to a large city. One day, he rode the bus from his home to the downtown area. After taking his seat, he noticed the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much in change.
He thought about it and finally told himself, "You'd better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it."
Then he thought, "Oh, it's only a quarter. Who would even notice? Besides, the bus company will never miss it. Just accept it as a ‘gift from God' and keep quiet."
When the bus came to his stop, the preacher paused at the door, then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, "You gave me too much change."
The driver smiled and replied, "Aren't you the new preacher in town? I've been thinking lately about going to your church. I wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I'll see you at church on Sunday."
When the preacher stepped off the bus, he grabbed hold of the nearest light pole. As tears filled his eyes, he prayed, "Oh God, I'm so sorry. I almost sold your Son for a quarter."
Just as John was sent to testify to others about Christ, so are believers to be a witness "so that…all men might believe" (John 1:7). Your life is the only Bible some people will ever read. People are always watching to see how you live. Be on guard and remember that you bear the name of Jesus on your shoulders when you call yourself "Christian."
PRAYER CHALLENGE: Ask the Lord to help you walk upright with Him every day, so that others will come to know Jesus as a result of your life and testimony.
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