Building a Testimony

What should we say then?  Should we continue in sin so that grace may multiply?  Absolutely not!  How can we who died to sin still live in it?  Romans 6:1-2

I had a friend in college named Billy.  He was a friendly guy who was studying to be a pastor.  He was the type of guy that everyone wanted to be around.  Even as a young man, I could see the hand of God on him, guiding him toward an awesome future.  However, Billy had some sinful habits that were keeping him from having a stronger relationship with the Lord.

Late one night, I heard a loud noise in the dorm hallway and ran out to see what had happened.  There was Billy, intoxicated, lying on the floor next to the large trashcan he had just knocked over.  I reached down to help, but he waved me off.  After a moment, he finally managed to get to his feet.  Glancing my way, he said, “Don’t judge me, man!  God will always forgive all my sins.  I’m just building a testimony.”

Lord, help us to never take Your grace for granted.  Help us to always strive to live holy lives, totally dedicated to You.

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