Oban taken from McCaig’s Tower looking towards Lismore and the Isle of Mull. https://www.facebook.com/SpectacularScotland

Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.

1 Peter 2:11 (NASB)

As I read Our Daily Bread this morning on the power of Christian testimony through service in a dark world I was reminded of the need for separation as well. As children of God we are called to be in the world but not to be joined with it in all things. As the verse above suggests we are to be foreigners in this world, just passing through enroute to our Heavenly home. Our separation from worldly habits and associations makes us stand out for God. King Solomon lost sight of this marrying many wives and making alliances outside of God’s family, which eventually lead him astray away from his God in his old age (1 Kings 3:1, 11:1-4).

Dear readers, as Christians if we stand out by being different in our behaviour and choices we shine as lights in a dark world (Matthew 5:16). Lights in the dark are attractive drawing folk to them, as a lighthouse guides vessels on the dark ocean we can guide souls to Christ the Saviour. I encourage you today to be separate from this foreign world, that your light may shine all the brighter for Him.

20 thoughts on “Being Separate

  1. Detachment makes you win more in both this life and the afterlife or other life spans ( if some believe in reincarnation as a way for other incarnation opportunities to get disciplined …)

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    1. The only reincarnation available to anyone is through belief in Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Other offers of reincarnation are lies of Satan and are a fast route to Hell.

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      1. The only rebirth in the Bible is two kinds: 1. From an unbeliever in sin to a believer covered by His Grace. 2. The rebirth in death from a perishable body to an imperishable heavenly body.

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  2. I read the same devotional this morning! We are in this world, but not of it. Set apart by God as witnesses, but foreigners and sojourners in a fallen world. Lord, may your light shine through us, so that unbelievers will see and become your followers too. Amen.

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  3. I am focusing on the Jesus being the Light and that we are to shine His light more and more lately. It’s amazing how bright one light all by itself can shine in the darkness. I echo David’s prayer and even more amazing would be if we as the called out ones could come together in unity and shine Christ’s Light.

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  4. A-MEN. Love this post. Understanding ‘rebirth’ is a great discipline. Re-born into a new Kingdom from alien thinking to walking with OUR SAVIOUR CHRIST along His defined lifepath for each one of us …confession, repentance and forgiveness ever changing our alien hearts into His heavenly eternity perspective. I surely don’t feel at home in this world anymore!

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