don't let the noise distract you!
BY: JEFF KIMES
Recently I came across an article on the internet that debated what was a better media for listening to music, vinyl vs. digital. How can there even be a debate? I remember the popping, crackling and hissing noise records made as they rotated under the needle of the record player. How can anyone think that better than the clear, crisp sound of digital music. Many are overlooking or becoming numb to the distracting noise and declaring it as pure and clean.
Sadly, that is how some are viewing the Christian life. They allow the distractions of the world infiltrate their lives and call it pure and clean. The same thing that was once very clearly ungodly and against the Word of God is now thought to be restrictive and old fashion. The Word of God does not change, has not changed and will never change. So our lives should reflect the Word of God as we live a life in Christ.
Paul writes to the Ephesians about this very thing.
“Eph. 4:17 So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 19 and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. 20 But you did not learn Christ in this way, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the bold self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.”
Don’t let the noise of the world drown out the things you have learned or crack the foundation you have in Christ. The Word of God is clear, trustworthy and pure. It is the standard that we live our life by.
God Bless, Jeff Kimes