Theme: COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE YE SEPARATE
Text: “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)” – 2 Peter 2:6-8.
Comment: Some Christians who are supposed to be far removed from the unwholesome conduct around them, like Noah and Lot, do follow prevailing fashion trends, without deep thought about the consequences of their actions because they esteem highly their relationship with their friends more than their spiritual well-being. People of such disposition lose sight of the fact that values, traditions or standards that the world regards highly are more often than not, contrary to the will of God, for the world likes darkness rather than light. – Luke 16:15; John 3:19.
As new creatures or peculiar people by the grace of God, we are expected to be different in relation to whatever is in vogue around us. We must bear in mind at all times that, being in an evil world, the devil has insinuated himself in every aspect of human activities. Apart from scriptural instruction for true disciples of Christ to “walk as the children of light” (Ephesians 5:8), we are further warned not to love the world and the things that are in the world such as “the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.” But that we should give ourselves to the doing of God’s will so as to live in His glorious and everlasting kingdom when fully set up by His grace. – 1 John 2:15-17.