Life is serious because it ends so suddenly.
God is serious about sin.
He demands for those who belong to Him and have believed in Jesus to be separate from the world in the way they live their lives.
What we watch,listen to,how we talk,how we think,act,how we dress,all matter to Jesus.
They must all be different from people of the world because Jesus has taken us out of the world and even though we are still in the world,we are NOT OF the world.(John 15:19)
We must live our lives the way God wants, not the way we want.
He has bought us at a very high price by the blood of Jesus Christ to redeem us from death to life, from darkness to light.
Therefore we must live as the light, not still trying to be similar to the darkness.
If we keep trying not to be too different from the world, thinking that is what will attract worldly people to Jesus,we will lose our light.
Because light cannot be called light if it looks like the darkness.
That extreme difference between the lifestyle of God’s children and those of the world is very pleasing to Jesus because it makes those still in the darkness to see the light more clearly.
No one lights a candle then hides it under a table,you put it up where the light will shine clearly.
We don’t need to still be trying to be similar with the world in an effort to make Christianity more relatable,it only dims the light and makes us lose the saltiness.
Christianity calls for COMPLETE SEPARATION from the world, complete difference.
Jesus said if the salt loses its saltiness it is good for nothing and is just thrown out.
The Holy Spirit is the One who attracts people to the truth.
By trying not to be too different from worldly people,we are not doing God any favor but instead are at risk of losing our salvation.
We must bear good fruit for Jesus because the tree that doesn’t bear good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Matthew 7:19
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
2 Corinthians 6:17
Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.”