Lies are everywhere and large groups of people believe these lies.
Sometimes I’ll be in the midst of a large number of people when something really wrong happens and, when I look around, I realize that no one else looks like they think this is bad. If its sexual in nature, people snicker and laugh, just like they did in Junior High. I often feel like our culture is stuck in Junior High when it comes to sex.
People are so confused.
Even Christians. We get distracted. We get off-target. We are never going to be perfect this side of heaven so we’re all hypocrites at times. We say we are Christians but sometimes do very not-Christ-like things.
Hebrews 3 tells us the key to avoiding getting lost in this confusion.
Fix our thoughts on Jesus.
Jesus is our perfect role-model. He was never a hypocrite. He was God made flesh.
I have found this key to be extremely helpful to me. Because the behavior of Christians can be very disappointing. The things they say. The things they do. If I’m looking to them as role-models, I’m going to see the hypocrisy and I will be confused.
When I look to Jesus as my role-model, I find that I have a lot more understanding and grace for Christians who are on the path of faith like I am. Jesus loved the broken and lost and confused. He spoke truth and love.
He is the example of what God created us to be….before sin got in the way.
When we fix our thoughts on Jesus, our thoughts are in the right place.
Thank you, dear Father, for our perfect role-model – Jesus.