The Word of God gives us a commandment: do not conform to the pattern of this world. Today the pattern of this world attracts attention, and I see that Christians, especially the young generation, are more drawn to the pattern of this world than to Christianity.
Looking at the man’s clothing, gait, you can not still determine what pattern he has. That becomes clear when you communicate with that person.
You know if you ask Christians who is Habakkuk, many will not know that he is one of the prophets of the Bible, but nearly everyone knows about Avatar. There is nothing wrong to know who is Avatar, but it is not good when they do not know who Habakkuk is.
The pattern of the world seduces, and we want to imitate the conduct, manners, way of talking of this world, even a lot of our thoughts come from the world. But the will of God for us is to walk with Christ and have Christian thoughts because they will help us to mature and make right steps in this life.
The pattern of the world will keep you in childhood and lead to misery. If you are captured with the pattern of this world and have not seen happiness yet, know that you will not see it afterwards as well, because happiness is in the Lord.
Beloved, let us take the pattern of this world off us and be like Jesus Christ. It is written, “be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will”. We must have the mind of Christ and not be filled with the thoughts of this world. And what is the mind of Christ? It is written, that in every matter we would be able to know what is good, pleasing and perfect.
May the Lord bless you. Make a decision today and follow what is good, pleasing and perfect. Amen.