LIVE ON GOD’S TERMS
(Operate God’s Principles For Life)
TO THE BIBLE: John 15:19 MSG
“If you lived on the world’s terms, the world would love you as one of its own. But since I picked you to live on God’s terms and no longer on the world’s terms, the world is going to hate you.”
Do you know what it means to live on God’s terms? It means you don’t live your life based on the `world’s principles but according to God’s principles. In other words, you play by a different set of rules. You’ve been separated from the world, and so you should not think, talk, or live as though you’re of this world.
Remember what the Bible says about you: “…You are God’s chosen and special people. You are a group of royal priests and a holy nation. God has brought you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Now you must tell all the wonderful things that he has done” (1 Peter 2:9 CEV). This means you’re special, not ordinary; you’ve been born with the life and nature of God. It may seem that there’s no physical difference between you and non-believers, but in reality, there’s a world of difference. You’re royalty because you’re born of God.
Therefore, as you go through this year, walk with the consciousness that though you’re in the world, you’re not of the world. The Lord Jesus chose you out of the world, and He wants you to live on God’s terms!
Thank you Lord for separating me from the world and its systems. I recognise that I’m not of this world, though I live in the world. Therefore, I refuse to operate by the principles of this world. Amen.
Daily Bible Workout
Matthew 16:13-17:1-13, Exodus 6-7
Matthew 9:14-26, Genesis 24
Take out some time to meditate on the “Go Deeper” scriptures for today.