Upward Look: Since Ye Seek Proof Of Christ
“Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you - ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.” (2 Corinthians 13:3)
The apostle Paul continued to tell the brethren at Corinth that he was not the weak, ineffective person that false teachers accused him of being. For the third time, he defended his apostleship, and made known that since they were demanding proof that Christ was speaking through him, they would not be spared at his return. Christ is not weak in dealing with them, but powerful among them. Likewise, Paul was weak in Him, but by God’s power, the disciples would live with Him to serve the believers.
Sometimes we are called upon to prove something to someone concerning our belief in Jesus Christ. With God’s help, we should be able to bring understanding to one who is seeking more knowledge about the Lord. If our lifestyle does not back up our profession of faith, it may be difficult to prove a point. If we are Christians, we must strive to live a Christlike life among our fellow men. Too often, we talk one way, and walk another. When we do, we serve as stumbling blocks to those who are looking at our lives.
The best proof that we are Christian is to so live that others will see Christ in our lives. We should also study God’s Word so that we will be familiar with the plan of salvation. In that way, we can witness to the lost and be able to back up our beliefs with scripture. That is all the proof we need.
When others sought proof,
That Christ was speaking through Paul,
He did not mind defending his ministry,
Because to him Christ was his all.
May we also so live,
That other people will know,
That we serve a living saviour,
Wherever we may go.l
Dear Lord, May we always be able to give a reason for the hope we have in you. In Jesus name we pray. A-men.
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