Mark 3:2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
Five of the thirteen times that the word watched is used in the Bible, it refers to the Pharisees trying to find fault in Jesus. Most people are trying to find something wrong with others instead of recognizing the good in them. We know that it was impossible for any fault to be found in Jesus because He is God! But in every other human being alive, there is a lot to be noticed.
As Christians, it is of the utmost importance that we live our public and private lives in such a way that our good is always shining above any bad qualities.
The simple thought today is this—Someone is watching.
People are watching those that say they are Christians. The world (unsaved people) is watching us whether in our workplace, our neighborhood, when we’re out at the gas station, the grocery store, there are people who are watching the way we talk, the way we deal with people, and the way we react to different situations.
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the Gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
By the way, other Christians are also watching. That is one reason why we constantly should live to be a good example and not be a stumbling block to others from growing in their faith. They are looking for someone who they can follow as a godly example.
2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Our family is also watching. That’s why the fathers have to be the spiritual leaders in the home. The wives should let the husbands lead because our children are watching! Parents should be a godly example for them to follow. The children know if we are living a double standard life. We cannot tell them to read their Bible if we are not reading it ourselves. We cannot expect them to serve at church if we are not serving in any ministry. We cannot expect them to trust God and believe He is real if they don’t see any answered prayers and miracles in our lives! We cannot expect them to love church if we are not faithful in our church attendance.
Whether we like it or not, someone is watching! As Christians we have a responsibility to be a light in this dark world, to be a living testimony of the grace of God and to train up our children in the way they should go, so that when they get old they will not depart from it!
I fear that because we’re around certain things so much, we can become numb to it, and that things that should bother us, no longer do.
God desires for every Christian to be transformed into the image of Jesus Christ.