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Leviticus 18:1-4 GW The LORD spoke to Moses, "Tell the Israelites: I am the LORD your God. You used to live in Egypt. Don't live the way the Egyptians do. I am bringing you to Canaan. Don't live the way the Canaanites do. Never live by their standards. Follow my rules, and live by my standards. I am the LORD your God.
God has His standards and principles, the culture (world) has theirs. Usually these standards are different, sometimes polar opposites. It is easy to go along with prevailing attitudes and behavior. Hard to learn what God requires and live out a Christ-centered lifestyle in an increasingly hostile environment. Too often some choices are made in ignorance because we don't "study to know" God's book of love and direction. Other times we just take the easier path out of laziness, fear or embarrassment. But God is clear. Follow Him or the world. Our actions and choices reveal the true state of our hearts and our walk with Jesus.
Do I walk with Him or the world?
V. 5 Live by my standards, and obey my rules. You will have life through them. I am the LORD.
Psalm 128:1b GW Blessed are all who fear the LORD and live his way.