Christians choose and are often required to live, act, and speak differently than the world around us. We strive to live guided by the “wisdom of God” (1 Cor. 1:24), rather than “the foolish things of the world” (1:27). In some cases, those around us may see our behavior and way of life as a weakness or a flaw, but in reality, God’s commands working in our lives are features rather than flaws.
Our society promotes self and pride, but God’s word commands selflessness and humility (Jas. 4:10). Our culture is impressed by rebellion and fighting for rights, while Christians should willingly submit to authorities (1 Pet. 2:13). The world around us wants to live forever while we look forward to our eternal home in heaven (2 Cor. 4:18). To those who do not know Christ, we may appear as weak-minded, simple, or even flawed, but what some see as weakness is our strength.
We are to be humble so that God can exalt us. We are to be submissive so that God can care for us. We are to look forward to our eternal home so that God can give us true eternal life. What the world may see as flaws are features, and are according to God’s design.