Don’t Conform to the World

It is difficult for most people to be radically different from those around them. It makes them feel vulnerable, and like everyone is staring at them almost like they are walking around naked, like you are walking around without a face mask on. It is more comfortable to blend in and be like everyone else. It is one thing to dress the same, to drive the same kinds of cars, and to like the same foods, but it is an entirely different thing when our definitions for what is right and wrong and our values blend in with our cultures.

Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

1 Peter 1:14-16 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

It is the radical difference that gives Christianity it’s power to transform the world around us. When we attempt to be non-offensive to our world we become like our world, we conform.

God gives strength and power; He gives supernatural strength and power. He gives it to those who are living for Him, in obedience to Him. With that strength, He gives joy, confidence, healthy self-worth, and wisdom.

Jesus said that we are the salt of the earth, and if the salt loses it’s saltiness, it’s radical difference, it is good for nothing but to be cast out and trampled underfoot by men, by the world. Christians and the Church are quickly being marginalized and villainized by our culture. We can moan and groan about losing our rights to our liberal government, but everything is happening by the rules of God. If we the church act like a wimp we will be treated like a wimp.

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.

2 thoughts on “Don’t Conform to the World

  1. Annette Trucco

    Thank you Pastor Dee, I really needed this word tonight! Not conforming to the world sometimes makes you feel like you are all alone! But we know that we’re not alone because He will never leave us nor for sake us! God bless you for all you do for all of us Annette

    On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 9:54 PM Pastor Dee’s Blog wrote:

    > deefduke posted: ” It is difficult for most people to be radically > different from those around them. It makes them feel vulnerable, and like > everyone is staring at them almost like they are walking around naked, like > you are walking around without a face mask on. It is mor” >

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  2. katrinasbiologyblog

    The greatest difference today between conservatives and liberals is virtual signaling. We as Christians are constantly working to improve ourselves as we continually acknowledge to ourselves that we are sinners. Those on the left think they are making the world a better place (and themselves more virtuous) by pointing out other’s flaws. They see the speck in other’s eyes but not the log in their own. Steve

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