Not Too Unclean

2 Cor.6:17  ” Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.”
        The thing about not touching the unclean thing is that you have to recognize it as unclean. Most of us are like a teen going through their laundry one piece at a time to see if it’s too dirty or too stinky to wear. Some things are always unacceptable and some things are tolerable, depending on how long it’s been since they’ve done laundry. We are caught up in judging if a thing is too unclean or not. Some things seem ok in the right environment. Change the environment and that same thing would not be acceptable. An off color remark isn’t as offensive at work around the water cooler as it is at church around the pulpit. It should be equally offensive in both environments. Friend, God never changes. The unclean thing is unclean to Him all the time. We need to be aware of His thoughts. We need to see where He stands. Then we need to learn to agree with Him. We can justify in our own minds why we tolerate what we tolerate or participate in what we participate in but when we get to where we justify instead of just agreeing with God we not only touch the unclean thing but wear it around like a prize. Pro.
16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Let’s get a hold of God’s Word find out what HE thinks and commit to just agree with Him.

Tim Tullos | YP
Patuxent Baptist Church
Great Mills, MD