This week our spiritual discipline is Separate, as in the verb… ‘separate yourselves from the world.’ It has long been the struggle of God’s people to be ‘in the world but not of the world.’ God has placed us in his fallen world and called us to engage it in the name of Christ, but He has also most certainly called us OUT from it. Even the derivation of the word from which we get the word CHURCH means “those called out”. What are we “called out” from? The world.
We are a chosen people called out from the world for a purpose.
Next week we will look at our call to engage the world, but first we must consider if we are truly different, distinct, a ‘peculiar’ people. Then, and only then, are we ready to go out into the world for the sake of Christ to be agents of salt & light.
More next week!