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People Are Watching

Several years ago, a new preacher moved to a new town. Some weeks after he arrived, he was taking the city bus from his home to the downtown area.

When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much in change.

As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, “You’d better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.”

Then he thought, “Oh, forget it, it’s only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a ‘gift from God’ and keep quiet.”

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, “Here, you gave me too much change.”

The driver with a smile replied, “Aren’t you the new preacher in town?”

“Yes,” said the preacher.

“I have been thinking lately about going to worship somewhere,” said the driver. “I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change.  I’ll see you at church on Sunday.”

When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he grabbed the nearest light pole, and said, “Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.”

Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is an example of how closely people watch us as Christians and how they may put us to the test.

Always be on guard and remember that we carry the name of Christ on our shoulders when we call ourselves a “Christian.”

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6 comments

  1. Yes I am being strenghten in my walk ti go back out and reach other who are not hearing from god god bless you for enlighten me with that test well I would not think people will try you ooening thanks a lot

  2. I had the same experience , when they by accident place 10 cent to much in my pay packet on Friday, I returned the 10 cent , the following Monday, and they did not know we got payed 10 cents to much, but I knew “IT” did not belong to me , and tell this story often ——it pays to be honest , God Bless, from Perth Western Australia .

  3. I AM A NEW PASTOR IN OUR COMMUNITY ITS A SMALL MIDWESTERN TOWN AND IM IN MY EARLY 40’S WITH A ROCKY PAST. I HAVE BEEN 2 DIFFERENT WORDS, PROPHETICALLY TO BE CAREFULL AS THE EYEYS OV MANY ARE WAITING TO SEE HOW I WILL DO. I HAPPENED TO CHECK MY EMAIL TONIGHT AND FOUND THIS!!! I HEAR YOU JESUS AND WILL PRAY FOR STRENGTH IN YOU TO SHOW YOUR REDEEMING AND LOVING HAND REALLY DOES SAVE!!!! THANK YOU FOR THIS AND GOD BLESS!!! JME

  4. Yes the world is watching our move. I almost did once and Holy Spirit reminded me! Glory to Him that He enables us to walk righteous.

  5. Even if the world is not watching, Jesus is watching and remember the accuser of brethren is watching too ready to do what he does best.


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