What I read today
Ezra 10; Job 26; Micah 6; Acts 10; 1 John 2
Sometimes our church communities become to tight-knit. We have friends only in the church, or we separate our church friends from our work friends. We compartmentalize things and people.
The Jewish people, in the time that Peter was alive, had done just that. They were wholly separated from the rest of the world. Jewish law forbade the associating with of any peopled deemed undesirable. Everyone who was a non-Jew.
God shows Peter and the rest of us that this was not what he had in mind. Yes, we are not to be “of the world.” But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be salt and light. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be sharing our faith with others. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be associating with other believers who may or may not wholly believe what we do. We can have differences on doctrine and still believe in the fact that Jesus has saved us.
More importantly, we need to let our lives shine to the rest of the world so that people will want to know who Jesus is.