Mark 10:43 Yet it shall not be so among you…
All through the New Testament writings we hear the words “among you” used in reference to believers, to Christians; and usually that term is used in negative terms. Don’t let this happen among you; don’t let this be said about you; don’t let this be named among you…
In telling us these things the Bible is saying we Christians should be different than the rest of the world. The world might accept certain things; the culture might uphold a set of human values, standards, and beliefs, but not you. As Christians, we are to be different.
It seems in these modern times the church has fallen for the lie that the more we look, think, and act like the world—the more we allow human standards of morality and justice to come into the church—the more we will be accepted by the world and the greater our influence we will be over them. But the word of God doesn’t teach us that. God’s word says, “…it shall not be so among you…” We can’t win the world for Christ by being like the world. We must come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. (2 Corinthians 6:17)
Ephesians 5:3-4 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
Let things be different among you.
Have a God Filled Week,
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