Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
(1 Peter 2:9 (NIV))
If you claim to be a part of the Body of Christ, you have been chosen. You have been set apart from the rest of the world to be different than the world. You have been set apart to be a witness to the world for the Gospel. You have been set apart to show the world how God intended for us to live.
Are you a witness to the world?
Do you reflect the life and light of Jesus in all that you do?
Sadly, too many people today have allowed the world to influence them in their lives. Instead of showing the world how we should live, we have a tendancy to reflect the world instead of reflecting the light of Jesus to the world.
When a group of people are basically being bullies to someone, whether at work or at school, do you go along with them or do you set yourself apart? Do you intercede?
When a group of people that you know want to do something that you know you shouldn’t do, do you do it anyway, or do you set yourself apart?
When your friends deny Jesus and curse God, do you make up excuses for them and go along with what they do, or do you set yourself apart?
The Body of Christ is called to a higher standard. We are to be the light.
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
(Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV))
We are called to be set apart!