Conformity and worldliness

We try to fit into our groups.  We dress alike. We don’t want to stand out.  Just stand on the boardwalk or in the mall and watch a bunch of girls walk by – they are usually dressed the same.  If one has shorts, they all have shorts.  If one is wearing a sweat shirt, they all have a sweat shirt.

Does that make us worldly?

Our group might not be trying to conform to the world but everyone in the group is trying to conform to each other.  Is that group better than the other groups?  One group walks the mall in shorts and flip flops and another wears long dresses and sneakers.  Which one is worldly?

Is a cell phone more worldly than a land line?  Is a house phone more worldly than a phone in the barn?  Is a red car more worldly than a black car?

What defines our conformity – who are we trying to be like?  Who are we comparing ourselves too?

What defines our worldliness?

2 Corinthians 10:12

We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.

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