The last cab driver I hired growled at me.
We were having a conversation about Jesus, and he snapped at me when I expressed my devotion to following Christ. This self-proclaimed “Christian man” called me naïve to have blind faith and that I needed to give logical reasons based on facts the way that he does.
He proceeded to share his credentials and how well he knew the Books of the Bible. He told me he would not have conversations with people about God unless they can support their argument intellectually. Otherwise, he does not have time to “school” them.
Listening carefully for the evidence of humility, a verse came to mind…
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests buteach of you to the interests of the others.
Just recently, the same topic came up with an Uber driver, and the direction of conversation was quite surprising. In our short trip together, he showed genuine character traits that were far more consistent with the Fruit of the Spirit than the last taxi driver exhibited. This Uber driver was kind, humble, calm, considerate and understanding; I would describe his character as transparent and authentic.
The contrast between the Uber driver and the Taxi driver is an analogy and modern day example of how single Christian women can fall for “Christian” men who are not really who they say they are…
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
If it prowls like a wolf and growls like a wolf, it’s probably not a sheep.
Some Christians are not sheep. They may say they are and even create an image on the outside of all the “works” someone might expect from a follower of Jesus – but the underneath the skin, there is a wolf.
Single Christian women are often vulnerable to falling for the man who labels himself, “A Man of God,” because it is #1 on their list. Unfortunately, some women trust that he is who he says he is even though the evidence is the complete opposite of the qualities a man should possess. Hopeful, a woman will not blindly believe she has found a man worthy to pursue her despite the lack of social virtues he displays.
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
Jesus reveals character in many ways over time. Sometimes, a woman can be so blinded by love that she doesn’t see that the Taxi driver she fell for is really a wolf, and the Uber driver is the real man.
If you know a single Christian woman who is struggling, share this article with her to give her a giggle and perspective: