Monthly Question Page — Part 1
Q. How can a Christian walk through this life in a path of separation from the world and still be a testimony to those around them … friends at school, neighbors, etc.?
A. First of all, we need to realize that there is a vast difference between “isolation” and “separation.” While a Christians is to walk a path of separation from the various evils of the world, they are not to live a life of isolation from their fellow man. When the Lord Jesus was here in this world, He walked a path that was “holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners” (Hebrews 7:26). And yet who was more accessible than the Lord Jesus Himself? He ate with publicans and sinners, took children up in His arms, and went into different homes to heal their loved ones, eat a meal, or present the truth.
For us, there are two verses that are helpful in this connection. First: “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” (Philippians 2:15). This is the life we live, not so much the words we speak. Light does not make any noise, it just shines! (Continued next month.)
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