Theme: COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE YE SEPARATE
Text: “Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.” – 3 John 11.
Comment: Some so-called influential individuals, associations or groups do see themselves as authorities or mouth-pieces of the Church thereby impacting negatively on the membership. While some are of positive development, others are stumbling blocks to spiritual growth. Some of these groups often drift into worldliness while their activities are observed as social events.
Children of God have it as an obligation to do good or righteousness at all times. (Psalm 106:3; James 4:17; 1 John 3:7). Further admonitions from the Holy Scriptures say: “Seek good, and not evil… hate the evil, and love the good…” “ever follow that which is good, both yourselves, and to all men” “that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you.” – Amos 5:14,15; 1 Thessalonians 5:15.
As true Christians, our focus should be to keep away from following gangs who indulge in doing evil and to imitate the good. We must learn to make choices, not on the basis of flashy appeal or short-range pleasure, but in view of the long-range effects. This means steering clear of people or groups who want to entice us into activities that we know are wrong according to the Holy Bible. This, by the grace of God, will make us to “be children of our father Who is in heaven” – Matthew 5:45.