Be thou an example… in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 TIMOTHY 4:12
The Christian churches of our day have suffered a great loss in rejecting the example of good men, choosing instead the “celebrity of the hour” for their pattern.
We must agree that it is altogether unlikely that we know who our “greatest” men are.
One thing is sure, however—the greatest man alive today is the best man alive today. That is not open to debate.
Spiritual virtues run deep and silent. The holy and humble man will not advertise himself nor allow others to do it for him.
The Christian who is zealous to promote the cause of Christ can begin by living in the power of God’s Spirit, and so reproducing the life of Christ in the sight of men. In deep humility and without ostentation, he can let his light shine. To sum it all up: The most effective argument for Christianity is still the good lives of those who profess it!
Lord, I pray that You will enable me to be an example of Your love and humility in every situation today, tomorrow and the weeks that follow.