This week we will finish the discussion we began last week entitled “ In The World but Not of the World.”
To put it succinctly, the world is a messy place. For those of us in Christ, it is filled with an abundance of pitfalls and temptations, all with the capability of destroying our spiritual walk, and life in Christ. The apostle Paul called it “shipwrecking” our faith. Because of this, most Christians opt for separating themselves as much as possible from worldly people and the things of the world. Yes, the bible did tell us to guard our hearts, but it also told us in Ephesians 6 to put on the whole armor of God and go to war as we walk in the world. So, how do we do both? The answer is not found in isolating ourselves (which we discussed last week) but to take the more aggressive approach which is insulating ourselves. To insulate simply means to walk among the world being both light and salt as we are called to be, but at the same time recognizing the danger and pitfalls that await. Therefore, we must be wise as serpents and as harmless as doves (Matthew 10:16). Jesus calls us live an insulated life. Our ability to insulate lies within the strength of our walk in Christ. It’s the word of God alive and active in us, that gives us the strength to say no to sin. It’s time for us to go to work. It’s time for us to boldly walk among the mess of the world with the heart of Jesus, looking for those who are seeking the cross. The truth is, without us things will not only fail to improve, they will worsen. Port Huron is looking for those who will walk through the fire of the world to rescue the perishing. Can they count on you?