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Biblical Eyesight Emerging Forefront


For the last few days I have been helping my dad update his website for his non-profit.  While looking for what would be the best software to purchase I learned about a new acronym: WYSIWYG.  It stands for What You See Is What You Get.  What this means is when you are putting a page together you actually can see what will show up on the web before you publish it there.  This feature can be pretty handy when you are trying to make sure everything looks good for the world wide web.

This acronym made me think of why many people turn down the church today.  They see believers not acting like they have been changed by Christ.  One example I am sure you hear often, but is sadly true is Christians in restaurants.  You are servers, and they will tell you they do not like working Sunday’s during lunch.  The reason why is the after church crowd.  The perception of this crowd is this group is typically the rudest and complains the most about anything.  They are also leave the worst tips.  I heard a story once about how this one couple complained about everything under the sun while they were eating out one day.  After they finished their meal and stopped tormenting their server with endless complaints; they left her a tip in the form of a gospel tract.  I doubt they made a connection with her that day.  What you see is what you get.  This server saw these two “Christians” as some of the rudest people she had ever met.  How can they reach her for Christ when they behave like that?  The answer is they don’t.  In fact, the only thing they do is harden her heart.

As Christians we are called to be the light of the world.  What you see is what you get.  Let’s show the world something worth getting.

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.  “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. – Matthew 5:13-16

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This entry was posted on January 26, 2012 by in B.E.E.F., Christian Living, Church, God, Jesus, Matthew, Scripture and tagged , , , .


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