I was reading about blood tests recently and was struck by the fact that the “normal” range of the test results is determined by the median 95% of the “healthy” population. That explains why those ranges are shifting: the range may not actually be healthy, but if enough people are in that range, it’s considered normal.
Unfortunately, that’s also the way many people decide how to live. If the majority of the population considers it normal, it must be right. Paul expressed this as a desire to please men in Galatians 1:10. “For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.”
Have you experienced something that was considered normal in our culture, and perhaps been surprised to learn that it was not pleasing to God?
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