OUR CULTURE IS IN CHRIST
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth
As Christians, though we’ve been called and chosen out of the world, we still live among different people with different cultures, backgrounds
and mindsets. Sometimes, some Christians find themselves caught in a conflict between their Christian faith and what obtains in an earthly culture. First, it’s important to understand that being born again, your
primary culture is in Christ Jesus. You must imbibe the culture of the Word of God.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; you don’t have another nature, or belong to another culture; the Word of God is what guides your way of life and principles. Culture is often
simply defined as the way of life of a people, and for us, Christ is our life (Colossians 3:4) and faith in the Word is our lifestyle (Hebrews 10:38, 2 Corinthians 5:7).
Some people like to identify with or participate in “cultural” ceremonies in their countries, cities, or towns of natural birth. However, such “sub-cultures” or cultural events must not negate or be contrary to the Word of God and your faith in Christ Jesus.
When you’re cultured by the Word, your outlook on life changes. The Word will choose your new norms and become your reference for and in everything. You’ll only embrace and celebrate Christ values; those
things the Kingdom stands for—what you have, who you are—your heritage in Christ. Hallelujah!
Righteous Father, I rejoice at the transformation your Word brings to my spirit always; your Word has given me a culture and the mindset of success and greatness. I celebrate my great heritage in Christ—who I am and all the blessings of the heavenly Kingdom to which I belong, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Romans 12:2; Galatians 3:27-28
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Romans 11:25-36 & Psalms 82-84
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 14:15-24 & Judges 17