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Keep Distance.Avoid Stain (Psalm 125:3)

For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
    on the land allotted to the righteous,
lest the righteous stretch out
    their hands to do wrong

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My mom had told me before, while she was washing clothes, to separate the colored dresses from the white ones. She said, some colored shirts fade and that could ruin the pure colored ones. Because of that teaching, I always do practice separating colored and white dresses when doing the laundry.

After our Encounter God Retreat, we were advised in church to keep distance with unbelievers. When we had accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are turned as new creations, the old things had passed away. This means, we have to turn 180 degrees from the wicked things we did in the past.

If you are a Christian and your old friends saw you drinking in a bar, then there is no use of being cleanse if we turn again to our old ways. Stand for what is right.

Perhaps one of the reasons why we need to keep distance with unbelievers is because of the pressure of doing what the world does especially our peers. It is hard to live a new life if we are being surrounded by friends with vices, friends who go partying, friends whose language is cursing, friends who are hot-tempered, friends who love fights, friends who fornicate, friends who are bullies. God has made us pure again. Do not let wickedness stain us. Though these unbelievers are our responsibility, we don’t have to spend our whole life with them so as not to be saturated with what they do.

God hates sin. Do not be afraid to follow God and please Him even if it means giving up your relationship with unbelievers. Choosing God and righteousness is the best choice a person could ever make.

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