Living in a Crooked and Perverted Generation

Do everything without grumbling and arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world. Philippians 2:14-15

Watching the evening news or reading the newspaper, we will hear or read stories of evil and corruption in our fallen world. We live in a very crooked and perverted generation that does not follow God’s commands and laws. On every side there is murder, stealing, sexual perversions, hatred, and injustice. I wonder what the world will be like when my grandchildren are my age. Our sinful world seems to get worse with each generation. How long will God wait before He returns to establish a new heaven and new earth with His children who have accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior?

God calls us, as believers, to set an example, to be a shining star in our dark world of sin. We are to be different from the world, therefore, believers are challenged to do everything without grumbling and arguing. Others should see a distinct difference in the way we we live our lives. Those who do not know Jesus as Lord and Savior do not have any real purpose in living. They usually have a very selfish attitude and complain about everything that happens.. Selfishness is the root of all sin. We want something for ourselves so we can be like God. We are called to live a pure life.

Challenge: Your life should be a light in a dark world. Ask God to help you to live your life in a way that will bring glory and honor to Him. Pray that you will do everything without grumbling and arguing so you can be an example of how to live in a crooked and perverted world.

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