If we claim Christianity, what is the evidence for that claim? How would others know to whom we belong? Alistair Begg points to four elements of our lives: our walk, our talk, our vote, and our feelings. These must be examined in a “spiritual CAT scan,” and if the results include integrity, honor, and a lack of slander, then we have reason for confidence. While such virtues will not save us, they do provide evidence that we belong to the one who can.
1O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
2He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;
3who does not slander with his tongue
and does no evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
4in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
but who honors those who fear the Lord;
who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
5who does not put out his money at interest
and does not take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.
Copyright © 2021, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.