TO THE BIBLE: Romans 12:2 CEV
“Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.”
Some Christians want to see God’s glory in their lives, but they choose to live differently from what the Word says. It can’t work that way! You’ve got to live in accordance with your righteous nature, and the Word of God is the light that you need to do so.
There’re many things that try to distract you from following the Lord and living according to His Word, but the scripture says, “Don’t be conformed to this world!” Though you’re in the world, you’re not of the world; you’re different and you’ve got a new life in Christ now. Therefore, don’t compromise! Live in God’s Word. Let nothing of the world lure you, because Christianity is a call to righteousness. Right living is a product of righteousness, and the reason you can live right is because God has given you righteousness as a gift (Romans 5:17).
You shouldn’t live like those who have never known the Lord. Live by the Word. We’re Word practitioners (James 1:22); we produce fruits of righteousness. How can you comfortably lift your hands in worship and say, “I love you Lord,” and not keep His Word? The proof of your love for Him is doing His Word. He said, “If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you” (John 14:15 MSG). Prove your love by living for Him and doing His Word. Manifest His character, His life, and righteousness, and give full expression to that glorious and righteous nature in you.
Go Deeper: Hebrews 12:1-2; 1 John 3:10; 1 John 5:2-3
My life is a manifestation of the righteousness of God. I live to manifest the life and character of Christ; and the glory of God is revealed in, and through me today as I live in the Word, through the Word, and by the Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Mark 13, Numbers 22-23
Matthew 21:12-17, Exodus 17
What’s been distracting you in your Christian walk? It’s time to identify them and put them aside. Set your focus once again on the Lord.