Have you considered God's reputation is at stake within us? First Peter 1:16 says, “Be holy for I am Holy." As we go about our daily routines and familiar tasks at home, work, school, church, business places, we often speak without thinking. And often we act without consulting Him. Because of this, we often get punished by our sins, then punished for our sins.

Our reputation is who people perceive us to be, but our character is who we really are. Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do men say that I am?” This question is directed to Christians today. Jesus is concerned about His reputation.

People who live in Louisiana, are called Louisianans, we have various colloquialisms, and our culture is unique. If we are indeed Christians, this means that we live in Christ. Therefore, we should display His characteristics. When we profess Christ as Lord, there are somethings we should not do. Places we should not go, words we should not use, and thoughts we should not entertain (2 Corinthians 5:17). First Thessalonians 5:22 says, "We should shun the very appearance of evil." God has entrusted us with many treasures. More importantly, we are stewards of His reputation! 

Can the world see Jesus in you? And who do they say He is? Remember, Jesus’ reputation is in us wherever we are. Let us think about this today as we go about our daily tasks. Listen closely, you can hear His voice (John10:27).

Pray for Pastors everywhere. Remember noon time prayer. We become one at the altar. Thess. 5:17-18

Catherine Raphael