A Different Set of Rules
Colossians 2:8 (NLT) Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.
Our life and our life blessings come from God, and He is the only worthy reason for us to endure catching hell in this earth. How so? The answer is simple: Nothing about our existence is rooted in the world. Our foundation – our existence – is in the heart of God. Our faith is rooted in His Son. Therefore, in this strange land that we’re temporarily assigned to – we must live by a different set of rules that don’t jibe with earthly rules. We must stay alert to our thoughts and what we’re feeding our thoughts. Advertisements are a penny a dozen, and those who buy in and jump on the bandwagon of distractions are all around us. Fortunately, we can take everything that calls for our attention and put it beside God’s Word to see whether or not they align with our Kingdom instructions. There is no deceit in God’s Word. If the earth’s philosophy tells us that we can’t live without something it offers – we can think for ourselves and walk away. We live by a different set of standards – a different set of rules. And the One Whom we cannot live without, the One Whom we can’t exist without, and the One Who provides everything for our life – He already lives inside of us. Amen.