But that doesn’t make it right.
Peer pressure can be a very strong influence in our lives and it can push us in a direction we don’t want to go. It can give us ‘permission’ to do things that aren’t good for us, causing negative consequences to happen in our lives.
God told the Israelites this thousands of years ago in Exodus 23. And we have the same issue today. When we see a lot of other people doing something, we can start to wander and think its ok. All of these people can’t be wrong, can they?
Yes, they can be.
Yes, they are.
If I want to live a life of truth and integrity, I need to build my house on the Rock which is God. He is the creator of truth. He designed justice. He knows everything. The crowd has no effect on his right and wrong.
When I am in line with God, I am in line with how he created me to be. I’m in line with ‘why’ I was created. I was going to say that I’m in line with the universe but that sounds like the beginning of a song from the 60’s. 🙂
If I’m not building my house on the solid ground of God’s truth, it’s going to get washed away by the next storm. A lot of the mess we see in our culture is the result of people’s houses getting washed away in the storms of their lives. And there’s always another storm coming our way.
What is your life built on?
Or the wavering, changing, untruth that defines our culture?
This is an important question for each of us to answer for ourselves. It has eternal implications.
Thank you for your truth, Abba Father.