My wife and I have always enjoyed Austin. The food, music, the scenery of the Hill country and the people. It’s different. But as people move in the city begins to change and become more like Anytown, USA. The chain stores make towns lose their identity.
The word means different, not like everyone else.
The word Holy means set apart, not like everyone else.
Here in the good ‘Ole USA we stress that you must be like EVERYONE else. Dress like them, have the same kind of houses, toys, cars, stuff, music…. If you don’t “your weird.”
Wait a second maybe it’s a good thing to be weird? In some ways weird means the same as holy today. We are commanded to be weird, be holy, not like everyone else. Don’t do as the others do.
So many churches look no different than the world around them. Why? They are not willing to be weird, holy, set a part.
When HE comes again.
“There’s a man goin’ ’round takin’ names.
An’ he decides who to free and who to blame.
Everybody won’t be treated all the same.
There’ll be a golden ladder reaching down.
When the man comes around.” Johnny Cash
Who do you think He will be looking for?
Or will he be looking for those FEW that don’t follow what EVERYONE else is doing?
Matthew 7:13-14 (NOG)
13 “Enter through the narrow gate because the gate and road that lead to destruction are wide. Many enter through the wide gate. 14 But the narrow gate and the road that lead to life are full of trouble. Only a few people find the narrow gate.