Recently the comment was made to me, "Your religious....". I don't know why this bugged me so much, but it really won't get out of my mind. I don't want to be perceived as religious. I want people to see me as a Christ follower. I want people to not think of me as someone who just follows rules set forth in the Bible. I want to be seen as someone who is so filled with Jesus that everyone else sees him in me.
The Pharisee's were religious, but were they real? As a Christ follower I want to be known by the fruits of the spirit. Being religious to me is about appearances, being a Christ follower is about serving, loving and doing.
Who do you want to be known as? The religious Pharisees or a servant for Christ?