“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” (1 John 3:2, NKJV)
The United States Treasury Department has a special group of men whose job is to track down counterfeiters. They are trained to become so familiar with authentic bills, to spot a counterfeit by simply looking at it or, often, simply by feeling it.
This is the approach in 1 John 3, which warns us that in today’s world there are counterfeit Christians. These are people who do not acknowledge God and do not recognize that we are from God. Perhaps, they have not seen yet any unusual or peculiar dealing in their lives.
Sacrificial love is part of our daily living; it is our lifestyle. The way we worship God will manifest in how we deal with people.
May the way we celebrate Christmas be the same as the way we worship God – by offering ourselves as a living sacrifice, which is holy and acceptable to God.
A Blessed Merry Christmas to all.