BIBLICAL SEPARATION – IN PROMISE (THE DESIRE ASPECT).
Did you notice:
– “I will dwell among them”
– “I will walk with them”
– “ I will be their God”
– “They shall be my people”
– “I will receive you”
– “I will be a Father unto you”
– “Ye shall be My sons and daughters”
What a galaxy of promises, seven of them repeated in quick succession, and all to encourage the believer who is prepared to walk in obedience to the word of God. What a constellation to brighten the firmament in the dark night of his absence. These promises surely sufficiently compensate for anything that the believer is called upon to renounce by walking in the narrow path. The companionship of our God, His constant smile, His fatherly care and protection are only assured His people as they obey the word “be ye separate”
Of all the family of faith our Lord says, “He is not ashamed to call them brethren” but it is only of those who confessed by their life that they were strangers and pilgrims that he says, “He is not ashamed to be called their God”. in sovereign grace He delivered his people from Haman in the days recorded in the book of Esther, but in that deliverance the Lord did not openly manifest Himself as being on their behalf, and that, probably because they had stayed in Babylon when they might have returned to their own land.(Ezra 1:3)
How precious it is that in this portion there are seven promises over against four precepts. How God would lure His own into the wilderness that He might speak comfortably to them. He would draw us with the cords of his promises given in loving-kindness. May we find it in our hearts to say in response, “Draw us, we will run after Thee.” We can only claim the promises in the measure we seek to carry out the precepts.
The promises are great in number, rich in nature and real in experience to those who live the preceding precepts of God in separation.
Think on this dear fellow believer.
How do you think it to apply in your life from now on to experience the blessings of His promises?