by James Smith
DAVID'S host wanted to mingle with the Philistines' army: this was decidedly wrong; and it is wrong when God's people unite with the world, contrary to His holy word. We may ask, "What do these Christians here?" What do they joining with the world? Their Master has told them to "come out and be separate." What do they seeking a settlement below. He has said, "Arise ye, and depart, this is not your rest." What do they out of the path of duty, or by their presence sanctioning sin? He has said, "Be ye holy, for I am holy." What do they on Satan's ground? In the enemy's ranks? Do they intend to leave Jesus, and join the world? Are they tired of His company, set against His word, and determined to throw off His yoke? Do they intend to share in what they have proclaimed as the sinner's doom; the frown of Jesus, the wrath of God, and the slavery of Satan? WHAT DO THEY HERE? Their conduct is unnatural, degrading and traitorous. Beloved, you should keep the company of Jesus, walk with spiritual persons, and keep yourselves unspotted from the world.
Ye tempting sweets forbear, Ye dearest idols fall; My love ye must not share, Jesus shall have it all; Aid me, dear Saviour, set me free, And I will all resign for Thee.
Bible Verses: 1 Samuel 29:3
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