His Vision – Part 2

Vision550x250Are we seeing life the way God does? The Bible says Christians “…have the mind of Christ.” (I Corinthians 2:16b) That more than suggests Christians should see, think, understand and agree with God on everything every day, not Sunday morning alone. When we observe our world and engage with it on any level, we are to do so according to what God has taught us through the revelation of His Word. An open Bible on our laps is our school room and the Holy Spirit our teacher.

What manner of students are we? In far too many cases we are fickle wavering “children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, [and] the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting.” (Ephesians 4:14) Because of this many who profess Christ side with the popular culture at the expense of Biblical truth. Whether it is the origins of life, sexuality, abortion, euthanasia, environmental topics, the role of government, race issues and numerous other matters, Christians need to be ever growing and moving into alignment with Scripture.

The apostle Paul makes this very clear: “…you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.” (Ephesians 4:17-18) Who are you walking with, friend? When you take a stand (we’re called to do so) on the controversial subjects mentioned above – who’s marching next to you: Hollywood, Big Government politicians, the mainstream news media, Mother Earth devotees, possibly the ACLU or the “political correctness” crowd? If so, you had best take a real good look at which road you are actually traveling on.

The apostle Paul goes on to challenge us: “But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. (V 20-24) {Italics mine}

Have you heard Him and been taught by Him? Have you been renewed in the spirit of your mind and put on the new man?

More next time.

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