Our testimony is so important to the life that we live. It is vital to our relationship with God and to our relationship with others. Even in the courtroom, we serve as character witnesses and testify about another’s integrity and honesty. I have heard some say that it is not important what other people say about them, however, it is important to live a life where people can speak positively about our character. I pray today that people will find something positive to say about each of us and they will see us trying to live a life that pleases God. That does not mean that we are perfect, but it means we strive every day to please God and to serve others. In 1 Samuel 12:3, we find these words:
“Now testify against me in the presence of the LORD and before His anointed one. Whose ox or donkey have I stolen? Have I ever cheated any of you? Have I ever oppressed you? Have I ever taken a bribe and perverted justice? Tell me and I will make right whatever I have done wrong.”
Charges have been brought against Samuel, and he is appealing to the people. He has served with integrity, has been faithful as a leader, and has been a devoted servant. He looks back over his life and knows without a shadow of a doubt that he sought to please the Lord. That’s his testimony. I remember a song that I’ve heard sung so many times, “May the life I live speak for me.” May our lives today bear witness as our testimony to our dedication and commitment to the Lord. People may point out our flaws, but God looks beyond our flaws, forgives our sins, and honors our faithfulness. We need to honor God with our testimony.