We Must Be More Vigilant (Kevin DeYoung)
Brothers and sisters, we must be more vigilant. With our kids, with our families, with our Facebook accounts, with our texts, with our tweets, with our own eyes and hearts. Are we any different than the culture? Have we made a false peace with ourselves whereby we have said, we won’t do the things you do or be as sensual as you are, but we will gladly watch you do them for us? The kinds of things Paul wouldn’t even mention, the sort of sins he wouldn’t dare joke about, the behaviors too shameful to even name—we hear about them in almost every sitcom and see them on screens bigger than our homes. Here is worldliness as much as anywhere in the Christian life. Try turning off the television and staying away from the movies for a month and see what new things you see when you come back. I fear many of us have become numb to the poison we are drinking. When it comes to sexual immorality, sin looks normal, righteousness looks very strange, and we look a lot like everybody else.
This post from Kevin DeYoung (an excerpt from the book The Hole in our Holiness…the Kindle version is on sale for $2.99!), is well worth the few minutes it would take to read. As our nation continues its breathless sprint away from God’s law, the church can either just keep a few steps behind or we can grow in our holiness, letting the increasing separation between us and our society’s sins bear the light of Christ’s holiness in a dark world.