?Be in the world but not of it.? That?s how the Bible tells us to live.
But can you live in this world effectively without being influenced by false values? Even followers of Christ get caught up in worldly philosophies sometimes.
For instance, how often do we act as if life is all about our own comfort, instead of God?s grand purposes?
How often do we live for the moment, instead of preparing for our eternal future?
And how often do we lean on our own understandings and abilities, instead of trusting God?
Thankfully, even though we mess up at times, God still has a way for us to influence the world without being influenced by it.
In Psalm 119 it says God?s word is a ?lamp to my feet and a light to my path.?
That means that reading the Scriptures is a great place to start. As we do that, God speaks to our hearts about where to go and what to do. The Bible is our moral compass, giving us wisdom and direction every step of the way.
As we spend time in God?s word, He?ll show us how to live in the 21st century and yet walk in light of eternity. We?ll know when to reach out, or speak a word of truth, or to simply pray for someone in need.