Our World Is Watching!

As disciples of Christ, we are living observed lives. The people we come in contact with each day are watching us (and very closely!). Our concern for others, especially those individuals the world declares the least important among us, is an expression of the compassion Christ displayed to the hurting and outcast of His generation (Matthew 14:14; Matthew 20:30-34; Mark 10:46-52).

James, the half-brother of Jesus, challenged Christians to put the love of Christ into practice. He wrote:

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27).

The example of Christ and the words of Scripture inspire us to care for individuals less fortunate than ourselves (1 John 3:17-18).

Who’s watching us we ask?

Our world is watching (2 Thessalonians 3:6-9; 1 Timothy 4:12; Titus 2:7-8; 1 Peter 4:1-4; 1 Peter 4:12-14) — and so is our Lord! (Matthew 25:31-40; cf. Hebrews 4:13; Psalm 90:8).

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets