Devotional For The Week Of 1/28/19- Set Apart

It’s an amazing thing to be set apart by God. Since the beginning of time, God’s chosen people have been distinguished from the rest of the world because of their faith. When the Lord God saw the extent of human wickedness, and that the trend and direction of men’s lives were only towards evil, He decided to destroy them. But Noah was a pleasure to the Lord, the only truly righteous man living on the earth at that time. Only means alone of its or their kind; single or solitary. Noah’s belief in God was in direct contrast to the sin and disbelief of the rest of the world—which refused to obey—and because of his faith he became one of those whom God has accepted. His faith set him apart from the rest of the world.

(Genesis 12:1-2- God had told Abram, “Leave your own country behind you, and your own people, and go to the land I will guide you to. If you do, I will cause you to become the father of a great nation; I will bless you and make your name famous, and you will be a blessing to many others.) Abraham trusted God, and when God told him to leave home and go far away to another land that He promised to give him, Abraham obeyed. Away he went, not even knowing where he was going. Because of Abraham’s faith in God, he is the father of many nations.

Noah and Abraham are two of the many people in the Bible that didn’t conform to the behaviors and customs of this world. (Romans 12:2- Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how His ways will really satisfy you.) You are in the world but not of the world and can’t always do what everyone else is doing. You’re set apart for a reason. If your life as a believer looks just like an unbeliever’s life, how would anyone know that you’re a Christian? People should know that you’re a believer just because of the way you “walk” and “talk”, there should be something different about you and that’s Christ living inside of you.

(1 Peter 2:9- But you are not like that, for you have been chosen by God Himself—you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God’s very own—all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.) You are royalty. Kings and queens don’t do what everyone else does, they have standards that they live by. You are to be holy as God is holy, by reflecting Him in all that you do.