Living in a redefined world.
We are living in confusing and challenging times. At a rapid rate our society is cancelling the tradition definitions and interpretations of so many significant and foundational things, replacing them with its own revised definitions. The definition of marriage, men and women, family, the value of life, freedom, equality, love, and even the reason behind the rainbow are being reinterpreted to fit popular opinion.
So how can we respond? Firstly…..we need to recognise and acknowledge the One who first set the definitions. As with any designer and creator it makes sense that they have the authority to define the purpose and best practice of their creation. Therefore it makes sense to pay attention to the definitions and best practice given to us by our Creator God - the God of the bible.
In the Book of Isaiah we find God addressing humanities tendency to redefine things and treat God like He is our creation. Isaiah 29:16 You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, “You did not make me”? Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing”?
May we trust in God’s definitions….may we pay attention to His best practices for us.