“I don’t care”
I always feel funny when I hear Christians say things like “I don’t care what they think” or act like it. Even God cares about what people think of Him so how can we not care as His representatives? Let me explain.
In Exodus 32, we witness what I’ll call Israel’s first major rebellion against God. Moses left them for six weeks to go meet with God on Sinai. They convinced Aaron to make an idol to go before them since Moses had “disappeared”. Aaron complied and made the famous golden calf for them.
God was so furious, He decided to wipe every single one of them from the face of the earth. Moses intervened and made a cogent argument against God’s decision. He said among other things, “Why should the Egyptians say, ‘With evil [intent] their God brought them out to kill them in the mountains and destroy them from the face of the earth’? Turn away from Your burning anger and change Your mind about harming Your people.” Exodus 32:12.
God confirmed in Ezekiel 20:9 that He did not destroy them because He didn’t want His name profaned among the Egyptians who witnessed His deliverance of His people.
In Numbers 14:11-20, God was ready to destroy them again. Moses used the same “what would the Egyptians think” argument to calm God down.
God created us to display His glory in a fallen world. Paul says whatever we do must bring glory to God. Matthew 5:16 admonishes us to live right so people will give glory to God.
We should definitely care about how our conducts, words, relations, etc reflect on God. There can’t be anything more important than that. After all, we are His ambassadors and we must be about His purposes.
Love, Lady Monica ❤️
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