As a sojourner in the City of Man, make sure that your allegiance to the City of God is undivided and uncompromised. Make sure that as you live in the City of Man, you maintain your wholehearted fidelity to the City of God. In these days, when many who profess to be Christians are selling out and compromising with the culture, we must stand with Joshua, who said, "But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:15).
God has called us to stand in the thick of the fray ...
Prayer: Father, give me an undivided heart that longs for Your presence. As I take joy in You, may others see Your goodness and find salvation. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us" (1 Peter 2:11-12).