Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Not conforming will yield hard times!

Paul challenges us in Romans 12:2: Do not be conformed to the world. He uses a Greek word from which we get our word “schematic.” Paul uses it to mean “to form or mold one’s behavior in accordance with a particular pattern or set of standards.

Have we, who follow Christ, especially those in our country, become so comfortable in our culture’s patterns that even if we know we should be living differently, the pain we know it will cause leads us to stay in the pattern? And so we try to figure out how we can live in the form of our culture and at the same time live for Jesus and have His blessings.

The way we think, see, judge, look at, consider, evaluate “things” are influenced by the world. Change the way you think about things. Change the way you see things and look at them. Change the way you consider things and evaluate them—their worth, meaning, usefulness.

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