The Holy Bible says “The whole world lieth in wickedness”, (1 John 5:19), and “Thou shall not follow a multitude to do evil…” (Exodus 23:2) Therefore, it is imperative for a true worshipper of God to separate himself from the crowd of the ungodly – those who do iniquity (Matthew 13:41) by maintaining a distinct Christian character by the grace of God. It is because iniquity ruins one spiritually that God advised us through Ezekiel the Prophet to run away from it. - Ezekiel 18:30-32.
As true Christians who have come to know the truth, right conduct or behaviour is expected of us, hence, we are expected to discontinue or cut off our association with persons who are not morally upright or who are opposed to truth and righteousness so as not to suffer the spiritual consequences that will befall such ungodly persons in the end.
Text:: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?”- 2 Corinthians 6: 14.
Comment: In the text for today, St Paul admonished true Christians not to team up with or join unbelievers in their activities and way of life because there is no fellowship (spiritual association) between righteousness and unrighteousness, and there is no communion (relationship) between light (truth) and darkness (falsehood).
Though many people in the world love darkness (i.e engaging in ungodly practices), worshippers of God are expected to be of exemplary conduct, standing up for truth and righteousness wherever they find themselves. A striking example is that of the three Faithful Jews (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego), whose blunt refusal to fall down and worship the golden image led to miraculous sights which made King Nebuchadnezzar to make a decree that no other god should be worshipped except the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. – Daniel 3:1-30.
Having known the truth, we, as true Christians, are not expected to have spiritual association with unbelievers who are still wallowing in ignorance about the purpose of God; rather, we are expected to disassociate ourselves by keeping to the truth (the light) which, by the grace of God, has the power to turn unbelievers to God. Scripture says, “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” - Philippians 2:15. See also Matthew 5:16.