No alternative to holiness
Key verse: 1 Thessalonians 4:7 - KJV
7. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
1 Peter 1:15-16
None of us choose God, rather He choosed us, and has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. The light of God is pure and has no darkness at all in it. Hence, when He calls us out of darkness, He expects us to leave all issues of darkness behind in darkness, and embrace the nature of our new abode in absolute terms. Not embracing the nature of the light is bringing pollution into the light which the Light Himself will resist fully. Hence, uncleanness, being a nature of darkness has no place in the light; only holiness and holy vessels can be found therein. Incidentally, those drawn out of darkness who insist on carrying the things of darkness miss the light and darkness has no support for them as there is nothing good in darkness.
The Lord has made examples of those who came before us for us to learn from. God took Israel out of darkness of Egypt and purposed them to be in His light in a land He had promised their forebears. The land was said to be a land flowing with milk and honey, but as a matter of fact, at the time of promise, it was a desert in appearing. As He took them out of Egypt, they preferred the Egyptian diet and “comfort” to the promise in the light. Because of their obsession with Egypt, they were not allowed entry into the land of promise which eventually was truly transformed to a land flowing with milk and honey. They did not have the benefit of returning fully into the darkness in Egypt but rather perished in the wilderness. Today, everyone that rejects the light is also in danger of extinction without any benefit at all.
The One who has called us is holy and cannot dwell with the filth that comes out of darkness. He is therefore offering us all the benefits in His light. There you have good life and life everlasting. This means no sickness, no lack of good things and no hate. We can only float in bliss in the light. If we romance the things that are not holy however, like the Israelites, we put ourselves in danger of being expunged from the light. Therefore, for the love of Christ, if we have been brought out of darkness, we need not look back at it like Lot’s wife. Doing so is calamitous. Let’s be holy as the Lord our God is holy that we may enjoy His fellowship through and through.
Pray: Father, I want more of you; help me to dwell in holiness that I may have your nature forever, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.