Scripture tells us, “Do not be conformed any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” (Romans 12:1)
Here’s a simple test. Please answer the following questions from your heart. Imagine meeting a famous celebrity and a new Christian on the same day. Neither had been previously known to you. Upon arriving home, who is the first person you would tell your family you had met? You have an opportunity to witness to a small group in the inner city, and a famous person calls you for a private meeting at the same time. Would you cancel the group meeting?
When reciting your family history, do you immediately tell of all the famous people to whom you are related? In social gatherings, do you drop the names of celebrities, sports figures, and politicians you have met? Do you brag about the intellect, talent, and abilities of someone close to you? Do you believe that people are rich because of their great talent, ability, and effort? Do you really believe that the end of the world will be determined by politicians? By polls? By the opinion of an entertainer who only a few months ago was a waiter?
See how easy it is to be influenced by and conformed to the world? The world has done a good job convincing us all that the world is of the ultimate importance.
As a believer, you are of greater importance than anyone in the world, your opinions count more, you are more unique, you have more value, and you are God’s child. Don’t you forget that.
Do not allow this world to tell you who is important and who is not. As Christians we are ambassadors of the Kingdom of God. When we get to heaven, so many of the great people of this world will be absent. Hard to believe…they were so important here. We look around and see people walking, driving, working, and never giving a thought about the Kingdom above. All blinded by the enemy. Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, as His ambassadors we are to go and make disciples of all nations (in this world), baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…”
LIFE LESSON: “For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” “God wants all men to come to salvation.” This worldly Kingdom is passing and will give way to the Lord God Almighty. In this we rejoice, do not be conformed to this world.What a privilege to share with such special people like you saints and holy ones. That’s what the Apostle Paul calls us. Well, Amen!!
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