Christians can be perceived as being an odd bunch of people. This might be due in part to the language of the New Testament; Jesus encouraged His followers to be light, fruit-bearing, and wise and serpents and harmless as doves. He also reminded them that they were to be in the world, but not of the world.
Do you try to blend in with the rest of the world, or do you stand up and stand out for Jesus?
Some people struggle with a delinquent desire to fit in with the rest of the world, and they adopt questionable maxims at the risk of divorcing themselves from the message of the Master. At the heart of His message is the need to build your life on the right foundation.
The Christian faith is rupicolous in nature, and Jesus is the Rock or foundation on which you are to build your life. When you live in His presence and among His principles, you’ll enjoy His blessings. The words of Moses confirm this:
Listen, O heavens, and I will speak; hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My teaching will drop like the rain, my sayings will drip like the dew, as rain drops upon the grass, and showers upon new growth. For I will proclaim the name of the Lord; you must acknowledge the greatness of our God. As for the Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are just. He is a reliable God who is never unjust, he is fair and upright. Deuteronomy 32:1-4
What are the core principles that guide your life? Do they provide a solid foundation or are they little more than sinking sand? Do they leave you choking in the dust of the world or do they fill your lungs with the pristine mountain air of faith?