2 Kings 3: Do People Think We Are Different?
I know that I have written a lot about not caring what other people think about you. That is true to the point that we should not be ashamed of Christianity. However, we are also called to live up to a certain standard, and I hope that we are able to stand out as something a little bit different.
I want to focus in today on one particular passage from 2 Kings 3.
2Ki 3:11 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD, that we may enquire of the LORD by him? And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.
2Ki 3:12 And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the LORD is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.
Apparently, it was pretty obvious that Elisha was a man of God. I hope that I am able to give that type of impression to people as well.
We are called to be different, and we are called to be followers.
Mat 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
The light is drastically different from the darkness around it. There are obviously visual differences. Light looks different than darkness. As Christians, we need to live differently. Some things might be okay by the world, but if they are not okay by the Bible, we need to try to avoid them.
2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
When you become a new Christian, you become a new creation. In fact, you are entirely different. Belonging to God is different than belonging to the world.
Again, I know that I write a lot about not caring what people think, but I do hope that people do realize that we are living what we preach. We need to make sure that we are living the way that God wants us to live.