We cringe when we hear about the heir who inherited a fortune and squandered it all, or the person who was entrusted to carry on a famous legacy, only to soil the family name in disgrace. Sometimes people can literally be surrounded by things that others only dream of, yet fail to do anything worthwhile with them. Today we see a young man who grew up in the presence of God’s covenant promises, but he chose to mock it and walk away from it all.
Encounters With Christians
During His earthly ministry, Jesus encountered many people whose lives were changed forever because of Him. But now He has turned this ministry over to us. So exactly what kind of Jesus do people see when they encounter us? Since we are now the only Jesus some will ever meet, are our lives accurate reflections of Him?