|So now we’ve made a decision to surrender completely to God. What does it mean in my daily life?
Years ago, Apple computer ran an advertising campaign built around the idea that it is okay to “Think Different.”
While the people at Apple and the world in general would be pleased to applaud for the “outside of the box” thinking of someone like Gandhi, what would they say about you if you decide to refuse to be molded by the culture and experience true spirituality according to Jesus?
1 Corinthians 6: 9-11 reminds us that many of us have made a decision to surrender that puts us at odds with the old way of doing things.
“9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
Now we have been ” washed…sanctified.. and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Again, Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
Verse two of Romans 12 begins by encouraging us to “not be conformed to this world.” We need to “think different” and, more importantly, be different.