As soon as the Lord gives to any man
spiritual light, he proceeds to separate
himself from the darkness around.
He secedes from a merely worldly religion
of outward ceremonial; for nothing short of
the gospel of Christ will now satisfy him.
He withdraws himself from worldly society
and frivolous amusements, and seeks the company
of the saints. The light gathers to itself, and the
darkness to itself.
As Christ went outside the camp, bearing his
reproach, so let us come out from the ungodly,
and be a peculiar people.
Jesus was holy, harmless, undefiled, separate
from sinners. As he was, so we are to be
nonconformists to the world, dissenting from
all sin, and distinguished from the rest of
mankind by our likeness to our Master.