In our culture, we love to rate nearly everything: sports, movies, music. Recently, a new study rated the trustworthiness of celebrities. Paris Hilton, Martin Sheen, Britney Spears and Kayne West rated out as some of the least trustworthy celebrities. On the other end of the spectrum were celebrities like Betty White, Denzel Washington, Sandra Bullock, Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks rated out as the ‘Most’ Trustworthy Celebrities.
These types of surveys are more than just simple surveys of people we like and don’t like; advertisers use these surveys to determine which celebrities they will appoint to endorse their products.
What about you? If a survey existed about you, how would the people around you rate you on the trustworthiness scale? Your life may exemplify honesty, character and purity or you might epitomize immorality, a lack of integrity and impurity. Would your life be good advertisement for Christ or would our Heavenly Father worry about endorsing you?
When Pilate examined Jesus he said, “I find no basis for a charge against this man.”(Luke 23:4) It is true that none of us can live the same, perfect life that Jesus did. We have all blown it at some point, and surely we will do it again, but let us challenge ourselves to live above reproach with honesty, integrity and trustworthiness dissipating through everything we do, say and think.