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Stay away from people who are not followers of the Lord! Can someone who is good get along with someone who is evil? Are light and darkness the same? Is Christ a friend of Satan? Can people who follow the Lord have anything in common with those who don't?
2 Corinthians 6:14-15
The Bible says that followers of Jesus must be "in the world, but not of the world." But how can we even preach the message of the Gospel if we "stay away from people who are not followers of the Lord?" Well, we don't stay away! But we also don't forget who we are!
Some followers of Jesus struggle with the truth that disciples of Christ do not have anything in common with those who don't know Jesus! Jesus' followers no longer belong to this world. They have been "born again" and are on their way to Heaven to be with Jesus forever!
But if people in the world don't "like" Christians, then how are they ever going to be won over to Jesus? Men don't accept help from a rescuer because they like him. And no one truly comes to Jesus to be saved from Eternal Death because they "like" Him or His followers! Men turn to Jesus because He is the only way to be saved!
If you were a lifeguard on the beach and you knew the tsunami was soon coming, what would you do? Of course, you would not spend your time winning the confidence of those who were in harm's way! You would deliver the message of warning to as many as possible and as fast as you could!
I do not know, and neither do you know if today is your last day on planet earth! But I must live this day, as if it is indeed that very day! Today may be the Day that Jesus will come, or today may be the day when I will go! But wisdom says that I should live this day as if it were the last day I had to live here! One day that will certainly be true!
"Lord Jesus, help me to live today with Your soon coming in the front of my mind! And Jesus do come quickly. May Your Holy and Righteous Name be praised now and forever, Amen."