Most Christians recognize at least some need for separation from the world… But to the point of loneliness??
If you’re walking in darkness, evaluate your location and your companions… That’s what I take from Isaiah 2. Which path are you on? The very last verse warns about association with those whose “breath is in [their] nostrils.” In other words, whose strength is in themselves… But why?
Because to walk alone is far better than to walk with sin, and share it’s end…
And you cannot walk in the light, and hold hands with darkness.
But here’s the really good news–
For those willing to walk alone “in the light of the Lord” (v.5) there’s a promise…
“If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship…”
June 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm
So even though we may seem to walk alone (we walk by faith, not sight) it is only temporary. But yet at times necessary for the development of our characters in order that our confidence and trust may be in God, and not man.
"God frequently answers our prayers in a way we least expect. He brings us into positions which are the most trying to reveal what is in our hearts. To further the development of Christian graces He will place us in circumstances which will demand increased exertion on our part to keep our faith in lively exercise." D.O.G. 232
"I would rather walk in the dark with God, than go alone in the light.
I would rather walk with Him by faith, than walk alone by sight." HP 121
June 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm