“We dare not settle down to try to live as if things were ‘normal’. Nothing is normal while sin and lust and death roam the world.”A.W. Tozer
This one stopped me in my tracks. It’s so true. Our idea of ‘normal’ is incredibly warped… because this grossly sinful world is all we’ve known. The world is wallowing in the muck of sinfulness, and I haven’t been standing tall against it as much as I should be. Have you?
We as Christians have been called out of this filth… but not just to smile in anticipation of a heavenly home and life with the Lord. Oh, no. People, we have been chosen and called out for a purpose.
“…you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.” – 1 Peter 2:9-10
This is it. This is the mission to which we have been called. We haven’t been called to go with the flow. We haven’t been called to merely cringe and shake our head when we hear the news. We haven’t been called to be normal.
We must proclaim truth to a truth-hating world.
My heart weeps as I see my country falling apart. It’s falling apart because many Christians aren’t realizing that this world isn’t normal, so we’re living like it is. We need to change our mentality. Let’s realize that we’re to be living by the standard of another world – and actually do it.
It will be hard. Hard beyond what we want to bear… but it will be worth it. Oh, will it ever be worth it!
What will you do today to stand for truth?
Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.