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One of many snares set in our time to rob the believer of freedom and happiness is the worship of the human body. Striving for external beauty is an obsession for some and can become so even for the believer. Yet such striving is not unique to our time. Tattoos, makeup, earrings, and provocative clothing can be traced back to at least 3500 BC in the ancient Egyptian culture. Believers, too, have had to live in such cultures, but for the sake of keeping faith and a good conscience, they have not been able to accept everything that a culture offers. The danger we have as believers is to become entangled “with the affairs of this life” (2 Tim. 2:4). Once entangled, the focus of life becomes self and superficial instead of on what matters most, living faith and the hope of eternal life.
God has richly blessed His children. He has prepared for us both a way to heaven and an earthly path. The world we live in today is in some ways much different than the one our parents or grandparents grew up in. With the advancement in technology affecting all industries, the generations to come will likely also experience a different world than the one we are living in. It is therefore comforting that God’s way is applicable to all generations. What is viewed in this earthly life as “old technology” will never apply to God’s Word, for the Bible teaches: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Heb. 13:8).
Services were to be held in the home of a newly converted young father, a new child of God. He wanted his relatives and friends to hear the sweet message of the gospel that he had already received. As timid messengers of the Lord, we entered this second floor apartment in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. Around us gathered a room full of people whose faces asked, “Why have you been sent here?” I read the words of Jesus, “The Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead the third day, and repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all nations…” (Luke 24:46–48).