When we think of Adam, we think of some distant Bible character who is long gone and dead. And while that may be true, he's not too different from the rest of us. Here are some surprising (but obvious) ways in which we're not too different from Adam.
In last week’s blog post, we talked about the need to stop wearing masks before our own conscience. But of course, we also need to stop wearing masks before other people. After all, we're not helping them or ourselves when we lie to keep their approval or friendship. In the end, it's not us that they're approving--it's the fake version of us. Besides, lying to get man's approval isn't a very Christian-like way to live. As the apostle Paul said, “If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ” (Gal. 1:10, KJV). But what are the masks that we wear?
It’s been some time since I’ve learned of the paradoxical nature of blessings, and yet I must remind myself this daily to stay on track with God.