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CULTURE

CULTURE

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 12:2

Culture is usually defined as the way of life of a people group, culture is the totality of the behaviors, practices, and ways of life that is common with that group. However, as believers, we do not identify with cultural practices that are not consistent with the word of God. In other words, the man in Christ must be cultured by the word.

Romans 12:2 says to not be conformed to the world, said differently, do away with the cultural practices of the world, and be transformed by being cultured by the word of God.

Christianity is not a free-thinking group, there is a way of life that we must submit ourselves to and we see many of it scattered throughout the Bible.

There is a culture of honour irrespective of social status. Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another. 

1 Peter 2:17- Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

The culture of love- Matthew 5:44-But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

The Bible instructs that we must love all men whether they deserve it or not. 

The culture of giving- Matthew 5:42 says, “Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.” It’s our culture to give in love; you don’t turn away from the one who comes to borrow from you. We help and don’t despise anyone. This is how Jesus lived, and we’re to emulate Him. Therefore, train yourself in the Christ culture; the culture of love, kindness, forgiveness, and righteousness.

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.

Christ is our life and faith in the Word is our lifestyle. This means that the Word will choose your new norms and become your reference for, and in everything. You’ll only embrace and celebrate Christ’s values; those things the Kingdom stands for; what you have and who you are – your heritage in Christ.

FURTHER READING: 1 Timothy 3:11-16

CONFESSION: I SUBSCRIBE TO THE CULTURE OF THE WORD AND INFLUENCE MY TERRITORY WITH THAT CULTURE, WALKING IN LOVE, HONOUR, AND GRACE

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING

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