We must not let culture invade our behaviour 

We must not let culture invade our behaviour 

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We must remain steadfast in our commitment to not allow the prevailing trends of the day or the influences of our surroundings to compromise our behavior. Achieving this requires a deliberate and purposeful approach. On one hand, we shouldn’t isolate ourselves from society like recluse monks who shun all social interactions. On the other hand, we must avoid adopting the negative practices of our culture.

In this delicate balance, we can stand out as beacons of Christ’s teachings, remaining the salt and light in our communities. To do this, we must emphasize the importance of intentionality. This intentionality involves a continuous process of renewing our minds through Scripture. We should constantly ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do in our current situation?”

It’s crucial to remember that the prevailing culture around us may seek to infiltrate and influence our behavior negatively. However, we must remain resolute in our commitment to resist these influences. We must not allow the culture to erode our values and principles.

Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin ‘Badeniyi, a Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science at Durban University of Technology, South Africa, holds a doctoral degree in Food Science from University of Pretoria South Africa. Since 2001, he has conducted research and lectured internationally in the area of food quality and safety. He is the editor of Food Science and Technology: Trends and Future Prospects and has published numerous scientific publications as well as four inspirational books.

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