One of the greatest challenges facing believers in this day and time is the challenge to live Christlike, while surrounded by people who care nothing about being Christlike.
Read that statement again. I believe you'll wholeheartedly agree. Is it not true?
You and I who follow Jesus have the call on our life to exhibit Christlike behavior while on this earth. That is our calling. The scripture makes that very clear. Indeed, it is even our destiny, according to Romans 8:29.
And though that is our primary concern, it is NOT the primary concern of those who live among us - or sometimes even with us! And that makes it one of our greatest challenges.
Sometime we believers complain that living holy in this day and time is too hard, too difficult. And soemtimes that seems to be the case. But, the truth is living today for God's glory is no more difficult than it was a hundred years ago.
But even if it is more difficult today, the scripture is still our standard; and it gives us no "break." The call to be holy - Christlike - is as pertinent and applicable today as it was when it was first issued.