Be A Weirdo // Tuesday, July 29
Posted: Tuesday, July 29
2 Chronicles 24:1-25:28
Verse of the day:
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. (Romans 12:2)
It’s so funny to watch little kids hang out with someone they really admire. You’ll notice they start to emulate them in every way! The way they talk, the way they think, the things they like, everything! The reason I’m a Star Wars fan is because my Dad was an enthusiast when he was a kid and passed that onto me! Of course, I’d probably like Star Wars without my Dad’s influence because it’s great stuff, but my Dad helped drill it in!
Paul explains that to live according to God’s will, which as Christians we all want to do, we cannot copy the behaviors or customs of the world. This is a lot easier said than done. What comes naturally for us is usually the wrong thing. We have a compulsion towards sin, which is rooted in selfishness, and ultimately leads to death. When Jesus showed up he took what was culturally acceptable and tipped it on it’s head, making his expectations for His followers even higher than they ever had been before. The world should think we’re weird because we do things so unlike them. We are no longer slaves to sin. We have been set free by Christ and can live life with the Holy Spirit’s aid! That means taking the higher road, doing things the right way even when it's difficult and costly, and living to please God before pleasing ourselves.
The Bible says that in order to live life different from what’s normal, our minds need to be transformed by God. Our worldview needs to be reconstructed from a slave to sin to alive in Christ. Ask the Holy Spirit to transform the way you view life, treat others by the Golden Rule in which we do good for them as we would want them to do for us, and fight sin at every step of the journey! God has a pleasing and perfect life for you if only you become ‘weird.’
Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor