“Behold, I am laying in Zion a choice stone, a precious cornerstone,
And the one who believes in Him will not be put to shame.”
This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for unbelievers,
“A stone which the builders rejected,
This became the chief cornerstone,”
and “A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense”;
for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this they were also appointed.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Beloved, I urge you as foreigners and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul. Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God on the day of visitation."
Are you living as the rest of the world or are you living for Jesus?
Are you even aware of the evils in this world that you participate in?
Have you believed your own excuses for what evils you DO have in your life?
"I didn't take it THAT seriously! It was only in fun!" Probably isn't going to be a good reason before Christ when asked by Him as to why we did what we did in our lives that the Bible says was sin.
Do you know your enemy? Do you really call evil that which God says is evil?
Are you doing anything to live for Christ or is your life all about you?