What is one Christian thing you do that doesn't make sense to this world? If you do not have one what does it say about you? Are you really just like the world, labeling yourself a Christian?
Here's a tough word:
Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him. -John 14:21
I think the most apparent ethic that pushes against modern culture is premarital abstinence. psychology and pop culture suggest that it is unnatural, maybe unhealthy, and most definitely uncool.
And I can even hear my body saying, no, please, please, please I want that.
And this is where I think the proving of our faith comes in. When everything else in culture, and even ourselves, tells me just do it, do I listen to my God, or am I really just like everyone else, wearing a label of Christian.
I should say, I know each person has different understandings of what their beliefs require of them. And it may not be abstinence that is important for you. Also, many of us have trespassed a boundary and have since repented and now attempt to stay on this side of that line. But what matters is that now, do you do anything different than culture?
What is your sacred thing? God, help us.
July 26, 2020