~1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Christian, do you have a bumper sticker on your car that tells others you are a born-again Christian? If so, how is your driving? How is your attitude behind the wheel? I commute over 100 miles per day to and from work. I can’t begin to tell you how my heart is grieved when I see aggressive drivers who have Christian bumper stickers on their vehicle. Drivers who ride my bumper (and I’m not a slow driver but follow the speed limit) or weave in and out of traffic to get a mere two or three cars ahead of me.
I wouldn’t mind so much if they didn’t have a bumper sticker advertising their faith! What is absurd is that they do advertise their faith but do not live it! How sad is that? Do you think God does not see the way they are acting? If you are one of these Christians, do you think the unbelieving world does not get a horrible impression of Christians?
Your testimony goes beyond what comes out of your mouth, my friend. People are watching – even when you don’t think they are. If you cannot control your lack of patience and meekness, then please remove your bumper stickers so you don’t give the rest of us Christians a bad reputation. The devil is already hard at work causing Christians to be persecuted. He should not be getting your help to achieve his goals.