Is it not human nature to want to be accepted and part of what is popular; to be with the in crowd? The one who consecrates his ways to Christ doesn't choose to be different, unique, or in the minority, but it is what it is. Our Lord told us it would be this way and not to be surprised by it.
History shows clearly enough that true spirituality has never at any time been the possession of the masses. In any given period since the fall of the human race, only a few persons ever discerned the right way or walked in God's law. God's truth has never been popular. Wherever Christianity becomes popular, it is not on its way to die--it has already died. Popular Judaism slew the prophets and crucified Christ. Popular Christianity killed the Reformers, jailed the Quakers and drove John Wesley into the streets. When it comes to religion, the crowds are always wrong. At any time there are a few who see, and the rest are blinded. To stand by the truth of God against the current religious vogue is always unpopular and may be downright dangerous. And we believe it will become more so as we see the end of time ravel down.
So let's not be discouraged when we realize we are not part of the popular crowd. Let's be happy knowing we are chosen, and walking this road with the Lord, though it is less traveled.
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light:" 1 Peter 2:9
Be blessed today as you walk with the Lord, and never forget that you are loved!!!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!