Now as He spoke, a certain Pharisee asked him to dine with him, He went in, and sat at the table. – Luke 11:37.
Before we accept an invitation to go to some place, we must be sure that our Master has something for us to do there. And when we go we must be salt and light in some way to those we meet there.
Jesus was not ashamed to be the guest of tax collectors and sinners, neither did he reject the invitations of rich and influential persons. He was ready to go wherever there was an opportunity for doing good, even to social gatherings and large parties. Of course we’re safe in following His example; He always used these opportunities for doing good. We may be called to go anywhere and witness to others as God’s messenger. However, we should never be off-duty Christians. Christ never went to the places of amusement where you may find some self-acclaimed Christians these days and yet this same principle applies to both young and old. “Is it right for me to attend the movies or club house?” why not? But, Can you go there as a Christian? Can you confess Christ there? Can you talk of him to others? Can you ask blessing on your going? Can you go as God’s messenger, sure that he sends you there? It’s time we began to look at these matters very honestly and frankly. If we are Christians, we are to be Christians seven days a week and everywhere. Just as God is at work. (Onyenweayi no n’olu) We are to be Christians who are always on-duty. A young clergyman who rebuked by his bishop for irresponsible behavior, tried to excuse himself by saying that he was not on duty at the time. The bishop replied: “A clergyman is never off duty.” This is true of every Christian. Wherever we go we represent Jesus. Let us ask ourselves – what would Christ do in this circumstance. The answer is likely to be – PRAY & PRAISE!!

Onyenweanyi no n’olu!

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