Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5
当然，我们还是能够听到圣经的声音：以基督的心为心。“不要效法这个世界，只要心意更新而变化，叫你们察验何为 神的善良、纯全、可喜悦的旨意。”（罗12:2 ）我们不必效法世界的焦虑。很多基督徒在担心：世界将要怎么样？圣经已经告诉我们，世界将要过去，大审判随时到来。我们基督徒要在黑暗世界发光，要在沮丧、迷茫、绝望中见证神的喜乐与平安。记得花时间读经、祷告，少看电视、少说废话。神能花你多少时间？
We Christians are not to be conformed to this world mentally. The world by its advertisements, its conversation, and its philosophy is engaged in a gigantic brainwashing task. Not always consciously but sometimes unconsciously, the Christian is beset by secular and worldly propaganda.Ads which proclaim that “the man of distinction” prefers a certain brand of whisky, imply that abstainers are not people of distinction.Tobacco ads loudly proclaiming that “thinking men” prefer a certain filter, imply that only fools would reject their brand.Much entertainment, even on Sunday, is slanted to those who feed on violence, sex, and lawlessness. It would seem that some diabolic mastermind is running the affairs of this world and that his chief objective is to brainwash Christians and get them to conform to this world.The world’s sewage system threatens to contaminate the stream of Christian thought. Satan will contest every hour you spend in Bible reading or prayer.
However, above the din we can hear the voice of Scripture: “Let this mind be in you. Which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5), and “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2).We Christians are not even to be conformed to the world’s anxieties.Many Christians are wringing their hands and saying, “What’s the world coming to?”The Bible has already told us that “the world and the lust thereof” are going to pass away. We have already been told in Scripture that the world is coming to a cataclysmic judgment.We Christians are to be lights in the midst of darkness, and our lives should exemplify relaxation, peace, and joy in the midst of frustration, confusion, and despair.Time yourself the next time you read the Bible and pray. Compare this amount of time to that you spend, say, watching television. Is God getting His share of your time and attention?