Several years ago, a new preacher moved to Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had occasion to ride the 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 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? You know what, I have been thinking lately about going to worship somewhere. 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 exhaled in shame "Oh God, I almost sold your son for a quarter today."
Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is an example of how much people watch us and will put us to the test.
Do good. Be good.