How would you go about making a Christian? If I were God I would look for the best people I could find. They would be the top of their class, the best speakers, the most artistic. They would be kind, courageous, well-respected, and beautiful. They would be good, compassionate, and loving. Words like altruistic and philanthropic come to mind.
I’m laughing as I imagine putting on a reality tv show called, The Next Perfect Christian, where people would compete to become worthy of the title of Christian. How would that work? Would there even be a winner?
I’m reading a dystopian novel where the lowest people in the society are called Dregs. What are dregs? Oxford Languages define dregs as “the most worthless part or parts of something. ‘the dregs of society’” I imagine that is what Christians are made of.
Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.Ephesians 2:1-3 (NLT)
It doesn’t take being the best or being good or being perfect to be a Christian, it just takes Christ. So before you judge someone, look in the mirror, you may be judging yourself. And before you go judging yourself, look in the mirror, you are someone Jesus died to save.
Grace & Peace,
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