2 Corinthians (127)
God has given great promises to his people. Our response must be to purify ourselves from everything that defiles.
Believers are commanded to separate themselves from the society around them. But will they be left isolated? No, God promises that he will be their Father.
The believers in Corinth thought they could worship the idols of the world and yet have the Lord's presence. Paul had to remind them God's people cannot handle holy things with defiled hands.
How easily Christians and churches can be drawn into compromising with the world around! Paul summoned God's people to come out and be separate, just as Isaiah had done centuries earlier.
Paul's words to the Corithians were not just for individual Christians - they were for the church. The church had yoked itself to the world. The church must repent.