Relatability Over Relevancy

Relatability Over Relevancy

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light – 1 Peter 2:9 KJV.

Perhaps more than any single attribute, today’s Christians desire to be relevant: to be listened to, respected, and wanted. We want to “appeal to the unchurched” rather than “bring nations to sonship”.  We want to offer worship that is entertaining in line with the current trends than offer simple and heartfelt worship to the Lord. We tolerate anything but the Truth, and we fumble in the sea of political correctness/accuracy.

In the process of desperately seeking relevancy we lose the authenticity of who we are and of who GOD is. To be peculiar means to be different to what is normal or expected. It is understandable why as Christians we would seek to be relevant, we use relevancy as a tool to win people over to Christ. What is often seen though is that in our attempt to be relevant we tend to lose ourselves and conform to the world and its standards. 

What the Lord is looking for in our generation is that bold voice unashamed to declare the truth, the person willing to announce to a lost generation that there is one true GOD. Jesus is not one prophet among many, a mere teacher of morality. He is our Redeemer who now intercedes for us at the right hand of the Father. Our Sovereign GOD is on His throne.

He needs no political party or slick candidate with proper speaking points to shift a generation back to Him. We are not doing GOD justice by seeking relevancy, He never intended for us to be of likeness with the world. The world should be able to relate with us but should never be relevant to us.

What the Lord is looking for in our generation is that bold voice unashamed to declare the truth

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