“Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord.Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” 2 Corinthians 6v17
You eve’r been someone and seen a big sign saying ‘ DO NOT TOUCH!’ – but something, for some reason made you want to touch it?Or perhaps to put it like this, as a child when your mum was cooking over a hot stove and you would put your hand near it and your mum would yell ‘don’t touch!!’.
Well, it’s that’s same picture in today’s verse. When it comes to behaving like those that don’t know God, like our non-Christian family or mates, we must be different in how we live, act, think and behave. Sometimes, we can be tempted and it may seem attractive to do the same stuff our mates are doing, but like the sign or your mother’s warning YOU MUST NOT TOUCH.
God, like a loving mother isn’t saying this to restrict you or stop your fun, but is telling you to help you. Imagine if your mum never told you to not touch the hot stove, you’d have badly burn your hand!! God always warns us, because He loves us, because He wants to help and never to restrict us! So in a particular situation when God is saying DO NOT TOUCH, we’d better do it! He’s trying to save us a lot of pain!
Cube Challenge: Think and pray about which situations or friendship circles you need to NOT TOUCH. Ask God, He will help you and guide you strength to avoid dangerous decisions or influences in your live.