A true witness delivers souls, but a deceitful witness speaks lies. Proverbs 14:25
Although God has done everything necessary for our salvation through the sacrificial death of His Son, yet He honours us by according us the responsibility to be His witnesses. Jesus’ instruction to the first disciples and to us is unequivocal: “You shall be my witnesses…” (Acts 1:8). But what sort of witnesses are we?
We should be credible witnesses, beloveds, otherwise our testimony is worthless or even destructive. You see, a credible witness is one who is competent to give evidence, and is worthy of belief. You cannot be a credible witness unless you thoroughly know the things about which you testify. You must be able tohonestly relate the matter fully as you know it, without any purpose or desire to deceive, suppress or add to the truth.
Dear friend, how believable is your testimony about Christ? Are you sure that the way you present the power, goodness and reality of the Gospel is accurate and convincing? Furthermore, how audible is your voice for Christ? I ask because the only problem with some witnesses is not the accuracy of their testimony, but its audibility. They don’t speak up. That is not your portion!
Observe that our Scripture today teaches that a true witness delivers souls. Imagine! When you make up your mind to live as a credible witness, many lives will be saved. Oh what a privilege! But the converse is also true. When you are a deceitful witness many lives are lost. All around you, there are people whose salvation depends on the quality of your testimony. You and I cannot afford to be careless, silent or lying witnesses for Christ. Will you be such a true, credible, audible, confident and convincing witness for Christ?