Are you the real deal?

“Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.  Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light to all that are in the house.   ~  Matthew 5:14,15                    

You’ll notice in this passage of scripture that Jesus tells us that we’re to shed light in two places — the world and at home.  If we’re only shedding light at church, then we have a real credibility problem.  The world won’t believe we’re the real deal, neither will those who live at home with us.

If anyone knows the real us it’s those we live with everyday.  Are we kind and loving to those of our own household, or are we nasty and ugly with those who know us best?  What about out in public?  These days a lot of people display their public life out in the open through websites like Facebook.  Are you just as spiritual on Facebook as you are at church?  If not you have a real credibility issue.

We shouldn’t just act holy at church, then be something else out in public.  Always remember, people are watching to see if you’re the real deal or just another hypocrite.  So then….  don’t act like a Christian at church then act like the devil’s cousin at home or in public.  Let’s strive to be the real deal wherever we are!