There is a clarion call from the Lord Jesus who is our Christ to be in the world but not of the world. For we who are His are not to walk in the same manner as the world walks. Today is a day many celebrate called Halloween. While it’s beginnings are pagan, many who call on Christ include this day in their walk and dress up as witches, warlocks and other characters, both evil and ordinary to have fun. But at what cost? At the cost of their walk and representation in Christ.
Our Holy Lord is quoted in the Gospels as saying:
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Mat. 5:13-16)
If we, who are His are called the salt of the earth and a light to the world, then if we walk according to the world, doesn’t this diminish or even extinguish our light and our salt loses it’s flavor? So then we will be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. This is what the Lord said. Not me.
Paul also wrote and exhorted us through his letter to the Corinthians(2Cor. 6:14-18):
14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you[b] are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
Notice that Paul is quoting the old testament here. God’s word for us yesterday, today and tomorrow. If we are His let us come out from among them and put away the foolish things of this world and take on the Glory He has prepared for us in Christ! May the Lord find you in His work on the day of His Return!