Friday, October 10, 2014

Duggars Don't Fit Into the World's System

The Duggars look different than the world. They have a ton of children and they are all happy children. They are well-disciplined and kind children. They don't dress as the world dresses. They aren't entertained as the world is entertained. They don't kiss until the day they marry and their goal is to be completely pure for their future husbands and wives. They allow God to decide how many children they will have. They home school their children. They don't try to fit into the world's system.

The Duggars don't care about fitting in with society. They only care about pleasing the Lord. They are reaping beautiful fruit from doing things God's ways. The joy on the children's faces can be seen by all. They enjoy each other and love having a big family.

I know they get mocked and ridiculed by many. There are even websites set up to speak evil about them. I love what Phil Robertson said when asked about all the hate being spewed out about him after his controversial statements. He said he didn't care since he had no idea what any one was saying about him. He doesn't watch television or go on the Internet!

We must not care what the world says about us. We must not try to fit in with the world's system to win them to the Lord. The world would rather see Puritans than hypocrites. They want to see that our faith makes a difference. If our faith doesn't make a difference, it is a worthless faith.

It is more important to the Duggar family to please the Lord than to please society. We should all strive to be this way in all areas of our lives. It may not look like the Duggars. We all have to come to our own conclusions based upon biblical teachings but the Bible is very clear that we are to hate what is evil and cling to what is good. We are to be modest, pure, keepers at home, and obedient to our husbands. We are also commanded to be thankful and joyful so we will shine like stars in a crooked and perverse generation.

For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 3:18-20