Scripture Reading: Psalms 15:1-5
Scripture Quote: I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.
Psalms 101:2 (NIV)
Christians are called to a very high standard of thoughts and actions. We are to have nothing to do with anything that is evil, which seems a pretty straight forward directive. But in this world colored in nothing but shades of gray, it can be difficult to steer clear of wrong choices. Our "tolerant" culture would have us accept all manner of perversion as acceptable simply because they insist on it. When we dare to quote the Bible's instruction, we are mocked as foolish and biased. It can be very difficult to stand firm in our faith in the face of hostile criticism.
Who then can be considered a fit member of Christ's body of believers? Who will be made God’s heirs? We make a choice at every turn. We are either Christians who live out God's precepts against all resistance, or we are not. It isn't always easy to be the odd man out - That's exactly why we need the fellowship of like-minded believers who stand with us. We congregate in worship and praise and come back refreshed and equipped to be "intolerant" of anything that separates us from the love and laws of our God and Father. Together, we are stronger.
Today’s meditation: Christian fellowship helps strengthen our faith.
Memory Verse: I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws. Psalms 119:30 (NIV)