I’ve coaching girls’ tennis at Lakes for the last month or so. One of the benefits I didn’t realize about coaching a sport is that I get to meet a lot of people. Not only the players and their parents, but also the opposing coaches. During the meet, while the players are playing, I have time to chat and get to know other coaches. And I realize that a lot of these coaches belong to private tennis clubs. That got me thinking: Perhaps I should belong to one as well! 
That is how subtly peer pressure works. When I see my peers doing something, I want to do them as well. When I see my peers driving certain cars, I want to drive them, too. 
But we must always remember our Lord first and foremost! Listen to this shocking verse I read this morning in Leviticus (Leviticus!): 
“No person who has been set apart for destruction is to be ransomed; he must be put to death” (Lev. 27:29)
Of course, this verse is talking about a condemned criminal who has done a horrible deed deserving death. But I thought of Jesus Christ. He was set apart for destruction. He was born to die! And no one ransomed His life. He was put to death… 
So, while you and I are busy keeping up with the Joneses, our Lord threw off everything, including His life, for our sake. 
Beware of subtle suggestions from the devil to detract us from Christ.