An Upside Down World

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We must get this fact firmly fixed in our minds: we live in an upside-down world. People hate when they should love, quarrel when they should be friendly, fight when they should be peaceful, wound when they should heal, steal when they should share, do wrong when they should do right. I once saw a toy clown with a weight in its head. No matter what position you put it in, it invariably assumed an upside-down position. Put it on its feet or on its side, and when you let go it flipped back on its head. Unregenerate people are just like that! Do what you may with them and they always revert to an upside-down position. That is why the disciples to the world were misfits. To an upside-down person, a right-side up person seems upside down. To a sinner, a righteous person is an oddity and an abnormality. A Christian’s goodness is a rebuke to the wicked; his being right-side up is a reflection upon the worldling’s inverted position.

Christians are called to be a light in the darkness. Here’s how you can set a good example for those around you.

Prayer for the day

Let me never compromise my stand for You, Lord Jesus, who gave Your sinless life for me.

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  1. isaac orogun says:

    Fantastic illustration of the up side down position of unregenerate d souls to whom believers also look upside down. Father, I pray that my stand for you will remain solid all the days of my life in Jesus Name. Amen.

  2. jeanette blackwell says:

    Pray that I would be a reflection of Christ each day, wherever I may go , this is my heart’s prayer ! Empty me of me, so I can be filled with YOU !

  3. Joseph Osondu Ojay says:

    Lord help us to live differently from the world in Jesus name, amen

  4. Margareta Cronholm says:

    Thank you, Mr. Graham. How I like your explaination of the clown with the weight. Yes, it is upside down, And only God can turn it right with His Cross.

  5. Donald Safford says:

    Right is wrong and wrong is right, sound familiar? We are in this world but not of this world. We can not compromise. I choose to stand in the light of His glory, let’s do it together. Lord give us the strength that we will need and guide us in all that we do. In Jesus name we pray. Amen

  6. Gerry says:

    The world does appear to be upside down. However if you want to live in a “right side up world” you need to ask Jesus Christ into your life . He is ready ,willing , and able to turn your world around.

  7. L.E.B says:

    PRAY for ISRAEL !

  8. Margie Hildreth says:

    love the message for today, yes we do live in an upside down world.