…And God separated the light from the darkness. —Genesis 1:4 (ESV)

During creation God is continually separating: light from darkness, water from land, life from the inanimate earth. It seems that separation is a necessary part of creating. Ultimately man is separated from the animals by being made in His image. And God continues this by choosing for himself a people, continually calling them to separate themselves from sin and to pursue righteousness.

Am I “in the world but not of it?” The life that God is creating in us separates us from the world and calls us away from unclean things. And we need to be doing this continually. Am I slipping in some area of my life? Recommit that area to the Lord.

Father, separate me from sin. Purify my heart so that I can resist evil desires and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace.