Leviticus 18:3 “You shall not do what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes.”
NOT LIKE THE WORLD
Do you know how to catch a unique rabbit? Unique up on it! Sorry, just couldn’t help myself. But seriously, we are called to be unique people in a fallen world. The Hebrew children were told by God to not be like the Egyptians or the Canaanites. He was basically telling them to be different. Don’t adopt other people’s norms and customs.
What have we done in the world today? We have invited the world’s culture into the church. We have allowed our uniqueness as believers, as followers of Christ, to be blended into the cultural norms of America. It’s hard to tell sometimes where the world ends and the church begins.
I remember my children saying sometimes, “Dad, why do we have to do (so and so)? Johnny’s family doesn’t do that.” I would explain to them that as believers we had different guidelines to follow. We have to obey the Word, not the world.
Your children will face that same challenge from the world. They will be tempted to yield to the pressure to conform. Don’t let them. Encourage them to be different, to be unique.
How are you doing as a parent? Are you setting a unique example for your children? Can they tell the difference between you and their lost friend’s parents? Better yet, can their lost friends tell that you are different? Are those friends drawn to Jesus in you. If not, examine your walk.