How Are Worldly Memes Working For You

His sheep follow Him for they know His voice. A stranger they will not follow for they do not know his voice (Joh 10:4-5). What say you Christian – are you gaining wisdom from the world or from the Word of God?

When you take slogans, memes and quotes for advice to live your life by, you are turning your back on God’s truth and buying in to the wisdom of the world. The true believer in Christ cannot hear the voice of the stranger but relies upon the words of the Lord.

A recent example: A Christian friend was passing around a meme that began, “Your life is an echo…” and then it boiled life down to a “what goes around, comes around” format. The intention was to rethink the way you live your life by how it affects others. But the message was secular and the Bible is clear we cannot be good without God. This meme ignores the Bible’s declaration that life is a creation and gift from God (Gen 2:7), not all justice is immediate (Mat 5:45) and we are to live our lives to give Him glory (Ecc 12:13, 1Co 10:31). The intent of the meme may have been for good but the words were wrong when compared to Scripture. Following the wisdom of memes distracts from the message of Scripture and cannot draw you closer to God.

About the author: cominus

Cominus is the pen-name for Dean Isaacson. He was chairman of the Snohomish County Republican Central Committee (Washington) 1990 to 1992. He conducted legal research for the late Supreme Court Justice William C. Goodloe for several years and led Judicial Forum for many years. Now, he is a crazy kinda guy who spends most his time doing cold calls. He plays his harmonica in the truck because people don't want to listen to him practice - but his dog, Miles (black dachshund), loves to sing along. He is passionate about being passionate because everyone is really into passionate these days but tires easily and hides behind emails. His core belief is you will choose to serve God or you will serve the state - tyrants, as William Penn called it.

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