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The Distinction of God’s People

The Distinction of God’s People

“And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.”
Malachi 3:18

Should this apply to Christians today? I suspect so. When you think of “Christian” does the idea of serving God instantly come to mind?

Thinking about the distinction of Christians, or at least of those who call themselves Christians, I’m afraid my first thoughts are rather negative. Especially if you look at media portrayals of Christians.

A common distinction: Christians are weird!

Others:

  • Judgmental
  • Hypocrites
  • Ignorant, uneducated
  • Opinionated, often without much evidence
  • Some (per media) have some really curious beliefs that seem to have nothing to do with godliness or holiness
  • Self-Righteous*
  • Fake
  • Uptight about dress, jewelry, tattoos, etc.
  • Political right, automatically Trump supporters
  • We’re right and you’re wrong … and let me tell you how wrong you are!
  • Political put-downs
  • Name-calling
  • I’m sure there are more …

* Is being self-righteous ever a good thing?

What would be positive qualities? Do you know Christians like this? (Why are they so hard to find?)

  • Humble
  • Kind
  • Friendly
  • Expressing love
  • Joy
  • Trustworthy
  • Accountable
  • Hospitable
  • Wise
  • Giving
  • Charitable
  • Serving
  • Available
  • Listeners
  • Jesus is a regular part of conversations without seeming at all out of place

C. S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity, wrote in “Recognizing Christ’s New Men:”

“their very voices and faces are different from ours: stronger, quieter, happier, more radiant. …They will not be very like the idea of ‘religious people’ … They love you more … but need you less. They will usually seem to have a lot of time … In that way, to become holy is rather like joining a secret society.”

Do you want to be distinctly a Christian? I’m a bit afraid of which category I best fit!

This shows up often on Facebook. Sort of the same idea in a lot less words

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