Things are crazy around us today. People would say that is because things are changing. But things are not changing as much as we as people are changing. When we don’t know what to do because something around us seems to be changing, we don’t want to wait till things pass. We have a tendency today to press forward and to do something anyway. How much sense does that make?
God will never ask us to change from what is better to something less. God never changes; we change how we view Him. There are still boys and girls, but we change what it means to be a boy or a girl. The Truth doesn’t change; people change the Truth. In my work, I help leaders to see that they must be different in better ways than the people they lead. In doing this, everyone stands a chance to be better. But often, leaders do not see this or accept this.
Many leaders don’t look any different, don’t talk any different, don’t dress any different, don’t live any different, and don’t believe any different than the people they lead. They believe they must be like the people they lead so that people will follow them. There is nothing better when everything is always the same.
The idea of things changing is tricky to us. Many of us believe time usually changes things for the better. We believe that as we live longer, we become smarter, and we understand better. So, we think know better than others did yesterday. But this is not so; it is a trick of the devil.
Being a leader hasn’t changed; we have changed. Being a parent hasn’t changed; we have changed. Being a believer hasn’t changed; we have changed what it means to us to be a believer. But why is this so? Well, I believe we simply do not know how to live in a world of truths where people want to change the nature of what is true.
Scripture tells us how we as believers should live in an unbelieving world around us. 1 John 2:15 says, “Do not love the world or the things of the world.” It goes on to say, “If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
Scripture says these three things are of the world. The lust of the flesh—wanting what will satisfy you more than what will glorify God. The lust of the eyes—believing what you see more than what God has said. And the pride of life—patting yourself on your own back for what you have, more than humbly thanking God for what you have and for what you do not have.
We must be careful never to change from what is Truth to what is loved by the world. God wants us to love; the world wants us never to hate. God wants us to care for and about all, but the world wants all things to be equal. God says Love your neighbor, but the world says accept your neighbor.
When we love the things of the world, we live so that we can have the acceptance of the world. But the world is passing away, and all that it loves will pass away. The believers who live to do the Will of God will stand quietly on the Truth, and they will live on forever in what is better. If we find ourselves being more like the people of the world, perhaps it is because we are love the things of the world more than we love the things of God.
The world we live in is mostly an unbelieving world; we must not live like we are unbelieving believers. We may be confused about what is right and what is wrong because we are changing.
But we should not be confused to know what is wrong from what is right because right never changes. Not even if we change.
We cannot have the things of the world and the things of God also.
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