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Organizing the Inside – Day 325 You’re Just Not Like Most People

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)

The term “like most people” is too often used within the Christian community. The fact is: we are not like most people. We must be ready to accept the appointed responsibility of being a royal priesthood. God wants you and me to be different.
(2 Corinthians 6:17) We have been called out, set aside and consecrated unto God for His good pleasure. We therefore ought to refrain from comparing our lifestyle and choices to this world’s standards of right and wrong.  The things that the world finds perfectly acceptable and permissible we ought to find offensive. We don’t rely on the systems of this world like some; our source and hope is Christ.  Strange and peculiar, particularly odd at times, the world may not understand how we think and react, especially if we think and react like God’s chosen people.

We bring hope and light to a lost and dying generation. “You are the salt of the earth… Matthew 5:13a (NLT) We are different; but not just for the sake of being different, but because we hold up God’s standard of righteousness as warriors in His great army. Therefore let us never again revert to comparing ourselves to the world. Stay away from being like most people; most people are on the wrong road. …For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13b-14 (NIV) Let’s take a stand for what is right and trust God to honor and reward those choices. Having been born again we are no longer of this world. We are strangers in a foreign land, but the Word and hope of God is our song.  Certainly we are in the world, but we are not of the world. We do not love the world nor cling to its systems to prosper and find our way. Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the light.” John 14:6 (NLT ) Because He has made Himself known to us, we know the way. He said, “…And you know the way to where I am going.”  John 14:4 (NLT)

14I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. John 17:14-16 (NIV)

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  wordprocessor wrote @

This is great! Thank you, Liz. God has been speaking to me about this, as well. My last blog was about it…He is calling us out, as you said, to be a people set apart – holy as He is holy – so that we can represent Jesus and hold Him out to a dying world.

  Liz Mason wrote @

Thanks Natalie, Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the responsibility we have to live a life that allows the world to see God in us. We need not try to blend in and think like them and act like them. By Christians being distinctly different there will be a clearer choice for those who are lost. Thanks for sharing, and for linking up.

  Diamondsongrass ~ Darlene Wiggins wrote @

I have read several of your posts, All are Beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing. God Bless.

  Liz Mason wrote @

Hi Darlene,
I’m so happy you are enjoying my writings. God is so faithful as He leads me daily to have something to share. I appreciate your kind words. It is my honor to serve. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you will visit again soon.


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