When we become Christians, God takes away our sins and sanctifies us. We are set apart from the world and made holy to God. The Hebrew writer reminds us that we have been sanctified or made holy by the blood of the covenant (Hebrews 10:29).
Peter, speaking to Christians says, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (Peter 2:9).
Also, Paul, speaking to the Roman Christians says, “I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And, be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. (Romans 12: 1-2).
We are living in a society where the culture says if it’s legal, it’s morally okay. Just how much of the world’s ways can we participate in and still get to heaven? As Christians, are we any different than the nonChristian in the way we speak; what we read or the way we dress? We are in the world, but not of the world. We should not imitate the ways of the unbeliever. Paul says, “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 6:17-18).
By: Jerry L. Jacques