The best contribution anyone can make to meet the needs of this world is to live a Christian life, build a Christian home, and radiate the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. [Adapted from a quote by John Stott in “Basic Christianity”]
How succinctly he describes the three main duties of a Christian who wants to be a good citizen.
1) Live a Christian Life– Can you think of a greater need in society today than pure and practical Christian living? Christians are the salt of the earth and if the “salt has lost its savor” Jesus said it was “good for nothing but to be trodden under the foot of men”! (Does that possibly explain the lack of influence by Christians in today’s society?)
2) Build a Christian Home– Society increasingly believes it is the duty of the government or of schools to raise children correctly. Christians know, however, that children are a heritage of the Lord and Christian parents are responsible for training them in the way they should go. The principles and practices taught in the Christian home are foundation stones for life.
3) Share the Gospel Light– Christian Citizens should not simply make the world better; we must make it brighter! A nation darkened by division, drugs, and degenerate living needs God’s light to shine and show them help, and hope, and heaven.
Christian citizens are in this world but not of this world. They do not just watch the news and complain; they live for Christ and make a difference.