You’re Not Everybody Else

“Appoint a king to rule us, just like everybody else.”

(1 Samuel 8:6 MSG)

The Israelites were a chosen people. They were meant to stand out not fit in. Unfortunately, they decided to become “like everybody else” when they asked the prophet Samuel for a king just like the other nations around them (1 Samuel 8:6). So God gave them one, but also warned them about what the king would do to them (vv. 10-18).

But the Israelites are not the only copycats. Sadly, many Christians today carry a similar attitude when they decide to blend in with the people around them. They lose their unique purpose by imitating other people’s way of life. They forget that they’re not everybody else; they’re a special people called by a great God to shine His light in the world.

It’s about time that we become what we were meant to be – an original, not a copy.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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