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March 24 | Matthew 18:1-9



Matthew 18:1-9



Turn The World On Its Head

by Judy Webb

"Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!" (Matthew 18:7)

We often hear it said we live in an upside-down world. A world which is fast identifying what we once proclaimed as "good," as "bad." And along with that way of thinking and living much of what we once believed bad for us, or evil and wrong, many declare as good and natural. Some think we just need to update our thinking and our belief systems to mirror the changing times.

When researching this topic, the Believer’s Bible Commentary explains it this way: the standards and values in the kingdom are exactly opposite those in the world. Our whole mode of thinking must be reversed; we must think Christ’s thoughts. This is the reason daily Bible reading is so important and necessary to living a life Jesus would want for us. “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus." (Philippians 2:5)

How often do arguments and major family disagreements result from this upside-down thinking? Our individual beliefs differ significantly from those we grew up with. So, how much more do these hurdles exist with strangers. How many times have you heard it said: When family gets together, we know better than to discuss politics and/or religion. This certainly limits our topics, and many time