Touch Not The Unclean Thing
I woke up this morning with the following verse ringing in my ears.
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. (2Corinthians 6:17-18)
I began to meditate on this verse wondering what I need to separate myself from. Should I separate myself from family and friends?
Should I separate myself from the lifestyle that I am currently living?
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people (2 Corinthians 6:16)
In the entire chapter, the apostle Paul taught us how to live a holy life unto God. In everything that we do and in whatever circumstances that we find ourselves we should live as ministers of God.
Our lifestyle as ministers of God should be different from the people of this world.
The standard of this world (kingdom of darkness) is pride, lust, and fear.
The standard of the Kingdom of God is love, humility, and obedience to the Holy Spirit.
Both kingdoms cannot be united. Darkness cannot dwell in the presence of light because the light eradicates the darkness.
Therefore, righteousness cannot fellowship with unrighteousness.
Eventually, we all have to make the decision to allow the Lord God Almighty to be our Father.
An excellent Father will always protect and care for his children. This is the promise of God to us.
However, we can only receive this promise when we separate ourselves from the standards of this world.
Let us pray
Heavenly Father, help us to separate ourselves from the unclean things of this world.
Lord teach us how to recognize the unclean things and send us your Spirit so that we can differentiate between the good and bad.
Lord, give us the desire to study your Word so that our mind will be renewed and transformed into your image and likeness.
We want you to be our Father and we want to be your children.
We thank you, Father God.
In Jesus name, we pray. Amen!