The world today operates within a system that deliberately rejects the involvement of God in the process of its formation and has taken a position on critical matters such as Ethics, Morals and value that completely violates the standards and purpose of God for creating man.
we must first be settled in our hearts that life is a deliberate design of God and a product of a divine intention, therefore it is untrue but conventional to describe an alternative way to the existence, history and formation of life.
The worldview on creation has great influence and impact on matters such as ethics, morals, lifestyle and values. The core of human choices and lifestyle in centred on the acceptance or rejection of Gods standards for life and there can be no lasting change until God forms the core of our Decisions and lifestyle. (Read: Proverbs 29 verse 18 and Romans 1 verse 18 – 32)
You cannot choose a lifestyle position based on what is conventional, popular or acceptable but by accepting and expressing Gods standards as your way of life.
The truth about Your Conduct : though the natural tendencies of humans conduct from birth will naturally violate the standards of God due to the sinful nature but the new life we receive in Christ is Gods substitute for the natural and have receive the capacity to life up to Gods expectation.
You can be a model of divine conduct: God will not expect from you what is impossible of you but the expectations of God from you cannot be fulfilled without your decision to allow God work through you by His Holy Spirit, neither can it be fulfilled by your ability alone, because apart from Him (Christ) you can do nothing but with God all things are possible, however, to be born again does not automatically translates to a perfect lifestyle though this is Gods progressive work in you to the degree of your yielding to Him.
Your relationship with God is vital to the formation and development of your conduct according to Gods, This is because Gods expectation of you can only be fulfilled through His life in you, which makes it extremely impossible to live up to Gods expectations without His life at work in you. Christ is the benchmark for any acceptable behaviour, morals, Ethics and lifestyle before God, irrespective of contrary or contemporary worldviews or choices. (Read: Ephesians 2 verse 1 – 10, Colossians 2 :9) Nothing can ever be of value were the standards are not set and nothing is valuable to God where Christ is not the standard. The world
Don’t forget that the Godlessness in the world system is the major reason for the lack of restraint on critical matters but that “the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,” -Titus2: 11-12 and whole purpose of God is transform us into the into His image.
Pastor Joshua Olumefun