Counter Culture: Not That Way

“You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.” (Ephesians 4:20-21)

In the last two devo’s, we saw Paul describe “normal” for human beings who live apart from God. They harden their hearts toward Him which leads toward foolish thinking in every area of life. Next, they make pleasure the point of life, seeking truth through what they can experience with their bodies.

ctc_350But nobody finds the Truth that way. Nobody comes to Jesus through experimenting with pleasure. God is not against pleasure; He created it for our enjoyment and gave boundaries for how to experience it for our good. But God doesn’t reveal Himself through human ecstasy; He reveals Himself through the teaching of His Word. That’s God’s plan. He doesn’t hide truth from us; He gives it away.

Those who receive it from Him by trusting Jesus are changed forever — from the inside out. That should show up in how we live every day.

Think: Do you think its good to be a seeker in life? What do you think about seekers who never find what they’re looking for?

Pray: If you’re a Christian, thank God that you came to know Jesus through the teaching of God’s Word.

Do: Think about writing a quick thank you note to the person that taught you the truth about Jesus that led you to trust in Christ for your salvation.