22 July 2012
If we say that we live like we should, why do we live like we shouldn’t? Why do we call ourselves Christians (meaning, ‘Little Christs’) if our behaviour is anything but Christlike? Could it be that the faith we take so much pride in is actually fake?
If you really want to conduct a thorough examination of your faith, Steve identifies three big ideas from this passage that can help you test if your faith is authentic. (i) Prejudice (ii) Faith vs Works (iii) Bridling our tongues.
Given that we live in a culture obsessed with externals, it’s critical that we look beyond superficialities and adopt a godly perspective in order to examine our faith. After all, that’s the only perspective that matters because that’s the only perspective that saves.