I enjoy going to the grocery store. A lot. So do my children. We enjoy the whole process until we get to the counter to check out. The values of the world we live in are displayed on the magazine covers for all to see while waiting to check out. Here are a few of the article titles I saw this morning…Top 10 ways to hotter sex, Give him what he really wants in bed, 7 reasons to hide the affair, How to tell for sure if he is cheating, Get the hot body that no man can resist, Get that bikini body within two weeks, Lose 10 lbs in 7 days and many others.
What do you think of when you read this stuff? If Jesus were behind you in the grocery store line, what would he say? How would he respond to the people? I wonder if he would confront the system of our world? We read in Scripture that he did. What would he teach about how our culture values hotness over holiness? Greed over generosity? Celebrity over celebrating Christ? Do you ever get sucked into what’s going on with Brad and Angelina more than what is going on with your neighbor? Or the latest with Jon & Kate? How would he address Christians today with our disconnect between Christianity and holiness as we are commanded all throughout Scripture?
Wouldn’t you love to see this on a magazine cover the next time you are in the grocery store line…Top 10 ways to live a holy life. Can you imagine? What do you think about this topic?