“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” — Henry David Thoreau, WaldenFor Christians that drummer is God and too often no one is listening. This is expressed by the apostle Paul.
(Romans 12:2 KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.I have always enjoyed J.B. Phillips paraphrase of this. He says,
“Don’t let the world squeeze you into its mold.”One of the great tragedies of history is that Christians keep getting squeezed. Often they seem to seek the squeezing. We are like hot Jello poured into our culture instead of fire-hardened vessels from the Potter’s hands. As such we become worthless. Worthless to God and ignored by our world.
What are some areas where we allow ourselves to be molded to the standards of the world?
To be continued...
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