Theme: AWAKE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SIN NOT
Text: “…Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” – 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.
Comment: A major struggle every candidate for salvation daily contends with is the decision NEVER to compromise his/her faith. The Holy Bible never warned us to abstain from sin because it has no pleasure. The point is, the end is never palatable as is the beginning. – Proverbs 16:25.
The text for the day is not encouraging Christians to live in isolation from the ungodly as this is practically impossible. It instead admonishes us to avoid unequal yoke with those given to godlessness even if they share the same faith with us, that is, be conscious to draw the line or set boundaries as to what we can tolerate as far as the Holy Bible can allow. There is no point attempting to be “smart” by insisting in one’s ability to keep one’s self while associating with the ungodly. As a deceptive being, the devil could make one live under illusion as not to be able to decipher between what is acceptable to God from what is not, hence St. Peter calls for soberness and diligence (1 Peter 5:8) while St. Paul says “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2 Corinthians 2:11). The text is clear in asserting that righteousness which CHRIST stands for has no part with evil which the devil represents. Let us therefore be circumspect in our onward match to spiritual Canaan that “ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” – 2 Peter 3:14.