When you trusted in Him, you were snatched out of this world and placed into His Kingdom.
For everything in the world–the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does–comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever (1 John 2:16-17).
I am an Apple man. I love their innovative products. Most everyone else does as well. I don’t know anyone who does not have at least one Apple product.
Steve Jobs and his creative team changed the computing world for the better. His genius, leadership and marketing prowess have given us products that are simple to use, elegant in style, and as the younger generation would say, “just way cool.”
He was heralded as a game changer and joined to John D. Rockefeller and Henry Ford as the most influential innovators America has ever produced. Rarified company indeed, and a spot well deserved for Mr. Jobs.
Jobs wanted to be a game changer. Here is a quote from him, one that many people share to honor this significant man: “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
He did see things differently, and he was brave enough to follow his heart and mind. But did Steve Jobs change the world?
The Apostle John wrote this concerning the world: “For everything in the world–the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does–comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever” (1 John 2:16-17).
Jobs changed the way we function in this world. He changed the way we listen to music, the way we connect with one another, and the way we share our lives. In many ways he helped to make our lives simpler, yet more elegant. And for that he is a game changer.
But even so, the world is still a mess. Despite the great advances in technology, the world remains as it has been since Adam and Eve ate the forbidden apple. And it will continue under sin’s influence and the deceptive philosophies of the evil one until Jesus returns. That is the world.
God sent the ultimate game changer, Jesus Christ. He came to rescue you from the corruption of this world. When you trusted in Him, you were snatched out of this world and placed into His Kingdom. John described this as “being in the world, but not of the world.” One day, there will be new heavens and a new earth and you and I will be part of it. Jesus sent His Spirit into your life as a guarantee of what is to come.
There have been many people throughout history who have changed the way we function in the world. But only One can change the world itself–the One who has power over sin and death.
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