Apart from the World
Leviticus 20:26 (KJV) – And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
Joshua 6:18 (KJV) – And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.
God calls us to live Holy Lives, seperate from the world’s ways. Keep yourselves clean from the accursed ways of this world. Do not be pleasure seeking fools that deny God exists. Many are those who party together seeking to please their flesh with whatever makes them feel good.
God says be in the world, but not of the world. He does not tell us to hold a sinner’s hand and partake of the things this world calls satisfying. Often, the lost people congregate in festivals where a Christian does not belong. To be present is to particpate. To buy a ticket is to support. We need to be set apart from this world.
Exodus 32:29 (NIV) – Then Moses said, “You have been set apart to the Lord today, for you were against your own sons and brothers, and he has blessed you this day.”