What is your perspective today ? Do you have a proper vision of God ? a proper perspective on the world around you ?
Today we laugh at the primitive people who worship idols of wood and stone …. we are sophisticated, educated… intellectually advanced….. but still IDOLATERS !
Pleasure, entertainment, money, power, sex…. these are the things that are important to us…. more important to us than God in many decisions that we make regarding how we spend our time.
God must come FIRST in our lives…. how can you call yourself a Christian and not put God first ? …. Jesus, by His example, always put God first throughout His earthly life…. but today’s Christian has a “what can God do for me today” approach and they expect to use God as a convenient way to get what they want.
Isaiah 51:11 “Therefore, the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.”
This is not a bunch of selfish people… wrapped up in their own concerns…. and trying to live the “American dream”…. this verse is about people completely in love with God.
Hear the Word of the LORD, “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker ! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou ?” (Isaiah 45:9)
“Look unto me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22)
If you say you are a Christian then put God on the throne in your life…. and spend your most precious TIME in fellowship with Him and ….. your perspective will certainly change because you will view this world, and everything in it, in a completely different way.
Only then will this verse become true for YOU, “they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world” (John 17:14)
Your perspective changes towards the world, people and the affairs of your own life as you draw closer to Christ in fellowship.
Let me ask you this, do you really know Him ? have you really experienced the presence of Christ in your life ? If not, it’s probably because this world and all the affairs of this life are really more important to you.