The Glory Days are Over

I was recently mowing when Shai Line’s song “Turn it Off” began playing in my ears. As I was mowing, one of the verses struck me even though I’ve heard it several times:

Ayo, it feels like the days of Noah /
This world is post-Christian, the glory days are over

This verse hit me like a wide receiver getting blindsided as he runs across the field. This world is post-Christian, I thought. The glory days are over.

It’s no longer popular to be a Christian. In fact, those days sailed awhile ago. Identifying with the true Christ comes at a cost now, even if it’s as little as being made fun of. But that is just fine, because being in union with Christ is worth belittlement, marginalization, or even persecution.

We live in a society that hates the gospel. They hate what we stand for, who we follow, and what we believe. There is no skirting around it—the world hates us because it hates Christ. Are we okay with that? Are we okay with following Christ in a culture that has great disdain for the one we place our trust in?

Friends, the glory days are over. There are no more societal points for professing to be a Christian. It comes with a cost—whether it’s in your job, relationships, or something else. If you truly follow Jesus, people will back away from you. Why? Because people either want Christ or they don’t. There is no middle ground, no neutrality, no “I’m going to stay on the fence.”

Embrace these post-glory days. Christ is with you. He is with all of us. Don’t be afraid to stand up for the name of Christ! Show the love of Christ to all those who hate Christ.

Remember, believer, the glory days are over but the true Glory days are coming soon.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. subpopgirl says:

    The way I see it the glory days are yet to come when Christ is revealed to all! I don’t believe God’s glory is ever gone!! But I believe this song is intending it to be glory for the people, the individual, not God’s glory…??


    1. Blake Long says:

      Correct — the “glory days” refer to when it was more acceptable and popular to identify as a Christian. 🙂


  2. subpopgirl says:

    I would say the easy days are over…the pleasant days…. are over but not the glory!!


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