When I was wearing my dirty glasses, I began to see the world through the clouded eyes of men. I started to doubt the truth I’d clung to my whole life, the truth I’ve read time again and believed from the Bible.
And Christians, from everything I’m seeing and hearing recently, most of us need to clean a whole lotta CRAP off of our glasses.
Whether the voices you are heeding are “conservative” or “liberal,” if they are not in line with the Word of God, they are WRONG. It doesn’t matter if it’s a respected Christian leader you once trusted or a self-help guru everyone adores, If the influences we are allowing to cloud our vision are saying things that the Bible has already called FALSE, it’s time to CLEAN OUR GLASSES.
When we find ourselves saying, “Well, I think abortion should be legal because it helps the mother have a better life,” we need to CLEAN OUR GLASSES.
When we nod our head along with “It’s not our job to care for refugees,” it’s time to CLEAN OUR GLASSES.
When we start to think, “I know the Bible SAYS sex before marriage is a sin, but that was written so long ago, and it’s not really realistic to expect that of us,” we need to CLEAN OUR GLASSES.
When we are sweep aside the poor treatment of those of another race, it’s time to CLEAN OUR GLASSES.
When we excuse our own sinful behaviors because we do so many other “Good” things, it’s time to CLEAN OUR GLASSES.
When we won’t help a family in poverty because we believe their bad choices brought them there, we need to CLEAN OUR GLASSES.
When we don’t confront our friends about their sinful choices because “it’s not my place to judge,” it’s time to CLEAN OUR GLASSES.
When we believe that we should “accept everyone as they are and not ask them to change their sinful behavior because they were born that way/we want to be loving/we’re not God,” we need to CLEAN OUR GLASSES.
When we let the world tell us that we are hateful for believing the truth of God’s word instead of popular opinion or the cultural narrative of the day, it’s time to CLEAN OUR GLASSES.
Friends, Paul told us in 1 Corinthians 2:12-14 that the world is NOT going to get us. They will think us fools and call us worse. They will tell us our glasses are completely non-functional while we know the lens with which we view the world has been created crystal-clear by the One who sees all.
Christians, we will be mocked and shunned and hated (all the while being accused of hate) for not accepting sin as the norm.
That day on my front lawn, God extended his grace and mercy to me by making me aware that I had allowed my glasses to become FILTHY. Christian, please allow Him to extend it to you too. Get off of Facebook and get into God’s word. Get off your phone and get on your knees. Let’s love our neighbors by praying for them, AND let’s ask God to fill us with love and spur us to LOVING ACTION. We CAN serve others without condoning sin. We can LOVE by helping others find change and salvation.
But we can’t do any of it if we can’t see two feet in front of us.
Please join me as I clean my glasses. Then let’s act on what God shows us through fresh, sparkling lenses, and let’s change the world with Christ’s love, and not the world’s version.