Keep up with the word, ​not with ​society – Part 1

the_wordI treasure Your word above all elseit keeps me from sinning against you.” Read Psalm 119:11 (CEV). The Psalmist is saying clearly we should be storing up the truth, and it should be the most important thing in our lives. There are two options we are all faced with in life, and that is the choice between RIGHT or WRONG. Of recent, I have been hearing of the term peer pressure, and it looks to me as an excuse for either bad behaviour or choices. We put pressure on ourselves when we try to keep up with society.

The Bible says, “And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed.” Read Joshua 1:8 (MSG). Your success can’t and won’t be found or located in the society; instead, it is in God’s word, because He has said, “And God will generously provide all my needs. Then I will always have everything I need and plenty left over to share with others.” Read 2 Corinthians 9:8. Yes, we will engage with the society through our interactions with people or business endeavours, however, our attention should be on God’s promise.

I am in no way disparaging society, all I am simply saying is that we need to be careful, smart and spiritually savvy so that one does not get yoked. See what the scripture says, “And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].” Read Romans 12:2 (AMP).

And just whilst you might be wondering why it’s important to keep up with the word, listen to what the Bible says “They’re created new every morningHow great your faithfulnessI’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left.” Read Lamentations 3:23-24 (MSG). His mercy, grace and love are new every morning. You do not need to live on the hangovers of yesterday; you live on the fresh dew of God. This also means every waking day is an indication that God’s covenant is in place, and that will not be broken.

#Keep up with the word and not with society.

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