Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Faithful Witness (Proverbs 14:5)

Today’s scripture: Proverbs 14:5

A year or so ago, I had the privilege of playing Juror #4 in Twelve Angry Jurors. It’s a powerful drama about a group jurors deliberating in a murder case. (If you haven’t seen it, watch the 1975 film version Twelve Angry Men with Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobbs.)

One idea that permeates the play (and movie) is whether the witnesses have been faithful to their testimony. Did they really hear what they said they heard? Did they really see what they said they saw?

In a court of law, being a faithful witness can mean the difference between freedom and incarceration … sometimes, even life or death.

We too need to be faithful witnesses as we go about in the world. We need to speak truth to our friends and family. We need to be trustworthy.

We especially need to be faithful witnesses when we talk about the truth of our faith. We can’t allow the world’s lies to cloud our own convictions.

Have you been less than a faithful witness? Do those around you know you are a child of the One True God? How can you be Jesus to others today?

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