Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them. – Leviticus 20:23
Are we, as Christ-followers, any different from the world in which we live?
God told the Israelites that they should not follow the customs of the Canaanites, that they should be (remain) pure before God if they were to inherit the promised land. When I consider the state of what is considered “Christianity” today, I think that maybe we are not as different as we should be from the world that needs to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. It isn’t just about being “good” either. It is also about our lives being concerned with that which matters most to our Creator.
Let us search our lives. Let us ask ourselves, “Is it possible for another to see the life of Christ in me?” God said to Israel, “Be holy.” Perhaps, we need to be holy, too; set apart from this world in order that others might see the difference.
The world has yet to see what God will do with a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to the Holy Spirit. – Henry Varley
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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