Separate Yourself from the Ways of the World
As the Israelites began rebuilding and settling in after their exile, their leaders realized that the people who God had delivered and brought back into their land were looking more and more like the ungodly settlers who had taken over their land! Does the Church look/act differently from the culture of the World today?
Ezra 9:1 – Now when these things were done, the princes came to me saying, the people of Israel, and the Priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, Hittites.
Prayer of Separation
Father, I see in your Word that you instructed Moses to tell the children of Israel that they shall be unto God a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. You instructed Paul to tell the Corinthians to ‘come out from among them, and be ye separate and touch not the unclean thing.’ Lord, I see what the world is seeking and how the world is acting. As I continue to fast, Lord, help me to be a light to all those around me and to be a reflection of your goodness. Help me to not lean unto my own understanding like the world does, but to have the mind of Christ! As your Holy Spirit is working in me, create in me a clean heart and restore the joy of my salvation. I commit to not conform to this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of my mind through your Word! Praise the Lord! Thank you, Jesus! Amen.
Scriptures to Read
II Corinthians 6:14