Who Is Watching Your Life?

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Ride to Live, Live to Ride is the motto you’ll find on biker t-shirts.  It’s really a cool saying.  The motto can be changed to reflect whatever is primary in your life from riding motorcycles to sports to your job.  In reality the motto is about self.  The primacy of me we might say.  So what do you say?  How about something better? 

The Apostle Paul left us with an even cooler saying – To live is Christ and to die is gain.  Paul was right!  But which does your life really look like?  Is your life your own?  Or does it belong to Jesus?  Does your life look like your own?  Or does it look like it belongs to Jesus?

I can’t answer those questions for your life directly.  They are for you to pray about and consider.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. 15 Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you. [ESV]

That is just one example from Scripture exhorting us to live for Jesus.  Not only exhorting us, but reminding us that it is by the grace of God that we do so.  Jesus redeemed us from unholy lives.  Let’s look at how God may use us when we live the life He saved us to live.

Real Life Example

Listen to the first 15 minutes of John MacArthur at Resolved 2009, A Theology of Creation.  It will convict you about your Christian life.  You never know who might be watching you.  Whether the Lord shows you or not, you just never know.

Listen to the whole thing, sure.  But listen to the first 15 minutes.  Then stop. Meditate on what God did in Dr. MacArthur’s life.  Think about your life.  Pray.  What does your life look like?  What should it look like?

If that doesn’t convict you come back and tell me why.

Mark

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