Friday, July 13, 2012

A Line in the Sand

Have you ever noticed what frequently happens when someone chooses to draw a line in the sand and takes a stand for righteousness? Often it comes in the form of attack, criticism, mockery or anything else that can be used to bash it. When Lolo Jones went public on being a virgin and why it was important to her, it became a feeding frenzy for the media. She was verbally attacked, made fun of and even mocked. When Tim Tebow prays or gives glory to God on the football field, frequently the backlash is staggering. But when you really think about it, this shouldn't surprise us. Even Jesus Himself was attacked for what He said and did, and He was the Son of God, Savior of the world. Romans 12:2 is a verse every Christian should take to heart and live out, saying "Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." When you choose to live for Christ, the way you live will be different. It's not about fitting into culture as a Christian, but by your lifestyle with Jesus alive in you, others will be attracted to what you have and desire Him themselves. So if you're taking a stand for righteousness be encouraged. Persecution and attacks will probably come, but don't let them sway you or discourage you. If Jesus drew many lines in the sand, shouldn't we?

1 comment:

  1. I realize this has nothing to do with my post, but I'd love to be at the beach in the sand right now :)


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