Romans 12:2 (NIV)
2Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but 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.
Have you ever been at school, or just hanging with friends, and you notice they may be acting like a way that goes against your beliefs? Cursing, smoking, gossiping…things like that. I know, I know, “but look how popular they are!” But don’t you suppose that somewhere down the road, they’re going to regret what they did as teens. I think that’s why the Bible tells us not to conform to society’s mold!
As Christians, we’re supposed to stand out from the crowd! “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15 NIV) If we truly love God, we might feel the urge to try to change and improve our society and its social standards.
Allow Christ to show through you. You might just remold society and introduce a couple friends to Jesus! Just remember, we’re supposed to be different.
The author is a high school student from California.
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