by Pastor Afolabi Oladele
Now once we allow the Lord Jesus to put His hand upon our hearts, with a readiness and commitment to follow His leading, let’s look at the environment or social order around us and note as follows:
The social order we see is not entirely the product of us who are living now
It is made up of the cumulative attitudes and customs passed from generation to generation; and may only be slightly modified by current individuals.
Realizing this, my reasonable assessment is whether or not this social order helps or hinders life.
Does it provide a good environment to which a Christian can respond?
Does it feed or poison us?
If it feeds, then it must be preserved at all costs.
If it poisons us, then we work to convert it – from poison to food. And if it cannot be converted, it must be replaced.
Live we must, but live victoriously.
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV
Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
Matthew 11:20-21 KJV