I saw a great church sign the other day. It simply said, “You can’t walk with Jesus and hold hands with the devil.”
The Early Church experienced the same things. They wanted to follow Jesus and yet their old customs and habits kept them from full devotion to Him. Why? I think they just lacked understanding.
Jesus calls us to be in this world but not of it. 1 John 2: 15-17 says, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”
Love Heart, we are a called out people. We are called out to be different from everybody else when we claim the name of Christ. You’ll hear people say, “Yeah, well Jesus hung out with the sinners, didn’t he?” The answer is absolutely yes, but I bet He didn’t act like them. And neither should we!
We are living in hard days when evil is abounding. We have a tendency to want to weigh in on various matters, and that’s OK – as long as you remember Who your Father is. Don’t say or do things that would bring embarrassment to Him. Remember this: You can’t walk with Jesus and hold hands with the devil. Gwen~