Have you ever read this damning verse about Israel? “Judah has become like all the other nations” (Ezekiel 25:8).
That means that God’s children took on the same character, made the same choices, and adapted the same values as everyone else. And that was a problem.
Writing for Harvard Business Review, Patrick M. Lencioni says that 80 percent of the Fortune 100 companies tout their values publicly. But despite the companies’ efforts to lead with their values, Lencioni cites “the debasement of values” as the greatest challenge facing corporate America today.
What’s true in the corporate world is true of everything else. It is when we take on the same character and values of those outside the faith that we lose our uniqueness as Christ-followers. And in so doing, the power of recovery slowly fades away.
Recovery Step: Take a hard look at yourself. Have you become like “all the other nations”?