#4178 – Not The Same
Good morning people who are different from the world
I have a concern that too many Christians are too much like the world in a hope to connect with them and influence them, while for others, it is due to apathy. Our speech is similar, our actions are similar, our ethics are similar and our acceptance of things unholy is similar – albeit a step or two better…maybe.
There’s a problem with this kind of philosophy and way of living: it’s unbiblical.
Matthew 5:13-16 You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
God’s way of reaching the world is to be so different from the world that they are attracted to us because we are a reflection of God.
I think part of the problem for some is that “It’s no big deal” while for others we get so caught up in the natural and living life that we do not think about the spirit realm and the effect of our lives on others. That’s a problem.
Today I want to challenge you to STOP and consider: Has your life lost its saltiness? Is your light hidden? If so, it’s time to re-establish Jesus as LORD, who is Supreme in authority; the Controller of your life, and it’s time to live life God’s way.