Theme: COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE YE SEPARATE
Text: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?” – 2 Corinthians 6:14-16.
Comment: Through bonding or intimacy, a true Christian may be lured into acts that are sinful and which amounts to a return to a state of pollution of the world. It is true that in our daily lives, be it in the market place, offices and other places of work, in our businesses, school campuses and in our neighbourhood, we cannot but interact with people who are non-believers. But such interactions should not be such as would make us bond or be “yoked together” with them because Christian commitment, integrity, or standards might be weakened.
When the imagination of the thoughts of the hearts of the entire world around Noah, the Patriarch, “was only evil continually”, the Almighty God said of him: “for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.” (Genesis 6:5,13; 7:1). And when the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were filled “with filthy conversation of the wicked”, Lot, who was living among them “in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds”, was delivered by God. (Genesis 19; 2 Peter 2:6-9). Where we have knowingly or unknowingly joined hands with unbelievers to sin, we need to pray that the Almighty Father should give us the courage to “come out from among them and be separate”. We should rather be companions of them that fear God and those that keep His precepts as stated in the Holy Scriptures. – Psalm 119:63.