Thursday, March 9, 2017

Not Fitting In

"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;"- 1 Peter 2:9 KJV

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, the Bible calls us a "peculiar" people. The world does not understand us because we are of another world - this is not our home.

Debra said...

Just wanted to pose a question to all, in consideration of this passage...And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Him and his disciples.
We are not to try and fit in this world but to allow God's Holy Spirit use us among the unsaved if He so directs. We are here to share the Gospel not get comfy being like the world. Has anyone been used of God in the way Jesus did dining with tax collectors and sinners in the eyes of the religiious zealots and Pharisees? Jesus said if we love the world we are an enemy of God. Was thinking how these people dining with Jesus desired to know Him.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean, yet he has called us to "fit in".

1 Peter 2:5-9 King James Version (KJV)

5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Debra said...

I can see that child walking with a white royal robe as we have been made clean as a pure and spotless bride. I can also see a finish line with a banner that says "Well done, good and faithful servant you have not entangled yourself in civilian affairs." I can also see a crown upon this child's head waiting to be adorned with precious rewards. I can see Jesus walking beside this child guiding their steps in eternal ways to glorify His great Name. Fields of pleasure and worldly living surround this little one but their eyes are on the Father who satisfies their soul. Their light shines brighter among the surrounding fields of darkness as they are fully and wholly devoted to their Heavenly Father. This child knows to whom they belong, a royal family sealing their worth forever as a child loved by God.

Bible Believer said...

I agree, we are called a "peculiar people", honestly we will not fit a demographic or conform. With civilian affairs, one has to avoid an above it all "aloofness": I don't see that as an answer for Christians. There's so few speaking out against evil in this society and who are following the siren call of the Antichrist.

Anonymous said...

Yes, BB, the Bible says we are to be in the world but not of it and not to be conformed to it. We have to live here and we are to be salt and light. Debra is right in that we must rub elbows with the unsaved and show them the love of Christ while not compromising. That can be difficult. But we are called to do it and through prayer and the guidance of the Holy Spirit we can have an impact on this lost world.

We have to be God's hands and feet and voice to this world. There is a cost to doing that and sadly most will not take up their cross and follow Christ. Too many false Christians or carnal Christians or deceived Christians. But we press on.

Bible Believer said...

Thank you anon.

Anonymous said...

dear bible believer that George Handel who composed the halleuhjah chorus was a freemason