Thursday’s Thought

Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel (Psalm 69:6).
What type of influence do you have on others? Everyone has influence on others and you are the one which decides what kind of influence you have. Is your influence for the good? Does it mimic the example of Christ? Or, is your influence for evil and does it follow the example of Satan?
In a world filled with wickedness, Noah set an example for good; Noah obeyed God. Peter states that eight souls were saved on the ark (I Peter 2:20). Some suggest that the population of the world, at the time of the flood, was one billion. Eight out of one billion were saved, because one man, Noah, found grace in the eyes of the Lord (Genesis 6:8). In this present day world, you and I can have a good influence on others.
Joseph was abused by his brothers, sold into slavery, falsely imprisoned and in a foreign country, as far as we know, he was the only believer of God. Think of the great influence Joseph had on others and how far reaching it was. He influenced government rulers, citizens, his family and his good influence was felt throughout the world.
One man, what can one man do? One man can have a good influence on one other through which he influences the other to faithfully serve God. One man can have a good influence on one family through which he influences the other family to faithfully serve God. One man can have a good influence on one community through which he influences that one community to faithfully serve God. One man can have a good influence on one nation through which he influences that one nation to faithfully serve God. One man can have a good influence on one world through which he influences that one world to faithfully serve God.
Question: what can one man do? Answer: what did Jesus do?