Backwards

faucetI recently stayed in some accommodations where the faucet on one of the sinks worked the opposite of the way a faucet normally operates. Instead of turning it counterclockwise to turn on the water, you had to turn it clockwise.

This reminded me of another sink I once used. This one had the cold water on the left and the hot on the right—just the opposite of what is considered normal.

This starts me thinking about how often the world has things backwards. From questions of morality to economic issues to family matters, the world keeps getting things wrong—quite often with tragic results.

People who leave God out of their world view cannot see the folly of their ways. In fact, they often think that we Christians are the ones who have things backwards. 1 Peter 4:4 says, “They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you.”

Let us choose to accept the world’s abuse in order to live the way God plainly tells us to live. Anything else would be getting it backwards.

 

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