This issue of marriage is crucial because everything flows out of the family. As the family goes, so goes the culture and community.
“Maybe it’s just the path we’re on, but from my vantage point, there are very few biblically literate people around anymore, particularly newer believers. Everyone sets to work serving, but no one is studying to show thyself approved or entering through the narrow gate; being holy is not talked about much.”
She’s right. The only way to grow spiritually and build up resistance to the world, replacing worldly desires with Godly, holy desires, is to be in the Word, illuminated by the Holy Spirit. Personal Bible reading must always be central and the foundation to everything a Christian does.
Scripture is lived out and fine-tuned through fellowship in Christian community. As iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17), Christian support, encouragement and accountability is a must for staying uninfluenced by the world and the people and trends in it.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
As individuals, we are tempted to think that legitimizing the world over Scripture is the way to impact and reach the culture. And how, I might ask, is that working for us? Does the world seem to be improving?