TRUST NOT ADJUST . . .
By A.W. Tozer
Your life is hid with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3)
We ought to recognize one of the great problems in our
modern Christianity: those who come to Christ probably
have their minds made up that to stay sane they must
remain "adjusted" to society around them.
This notion has been drilled into them from their
playpen, and it never occurs to them to question it. There
is a "norm" out there somewhere to which they must
conform, and that norm is above criticism. Their success
and happiness depend upon how well they adjust to it;
and Christianity, though it may add something to it, must
never disagree with the main idea!
This is the popular notion in the world: "To be happy,
adjust to the social norm!" The problem is that the idea
will not hold up under examination. The world does not
know where it is going; it has not found life's highest
good; it is instead puzzled, frightened and frustrated.
Thankfully, it was to this kind of world Jesus came.
He died for its sin and now lives for the salvation of all
who will repudiate it!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.