Strong Christians

It is fun to watch firecrackers. They start out with a bright light and a loud noise. But very soon the light and the noise are gone.
Some Christians are like firecrackers. When they become a Christian, they are excited to study the Bible and tell other people about Jesus. But soon they start doing things that are wrong. Some of these things are listed in verses 19-21 of our Bible Reading today: sexual sins, hatred, anger, selfishness and envy. These Christians stop being a light for Jesus.
We need to walk with God every day of our lives. We should spend time reading the Bible and praying. And, we should develop the characteristics that Paul mentioned in verse 22 of our Bible Reading: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
I hope that you are not a firecracker Christian. I hope that you want to be a strong Christian. Give your time and talents to God. And be a bright light for Jesus.