The inspired Apostle Paul wrote, “so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world by holding on to the word of life so that on the day of Christ I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain, (Philippians 2:15-16 NET).
We need to remember we live in a “crooked and perverse society.” The reason why we need to remember is so we won’t become like it. If we’re not careful, the influence of the world will overcome us and we church members will become more worldly. Then, our lights will start going out.
We have a responsibility to create a difference within ourselves so people can see the contrast of us and the world. Without that contrast, many will never see the light, will they?
A road sign said, “If you were accused of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” Jesus said, “They do not belong to the world just as I do not belong to the world. Set them apart in the truth; your word is truth, (John 17:16-17 NET). Is there enough evidence of a difference?