Social Distancing has been a practice that has dominated our country due to Covid-19. Almost everywhere you go you will see signs on the floor, posters to remind you, and announcements over loud speaker to practice socially distancing. Our “leaders” want us to adapt this “new normal” of staying distant. They have even “coined” a slogan-- #alonetogether, but does social distancing work spiritually? What does God want us to socially distance from? What does God want us to embrace?
I believe as Christians we ought to socially distance ourselves from different things that can hurt us spiritually. We ought to socially distance from the world, the flesh, and the devil. We should socially distance from anything that would hinder our walk and service to the Lord. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 6:17, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. What a verse on staying socially distant!
What are we not to socially distance from?
As Christians, let’s not socially distance ourselves from the Lord. Have a walk with God. Spend time fellowshipping and abiding with Him. We need to stay close to the Lord during this time. Secondly, let’s not socially distance ourselves from church. So many people’s spiritual life is dwindling. It is the fact they have not been with the Lord and His people. Churches were closed to “slow the spread.” People were not getting the spiritual help they needed from the preaching of God’s Word! Now that church is back to almost full force, BE HERE! Make it a point to be back to all the services. Sunday AM, Sunday PM, mid-week service, and Saturday prayer meeting and soul winning.
Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Spiritually speaking, let’s be socially distanced from anything that will harm our relationship and service for the Lord, and let’s embrace the good, godly, and Christ honoring practices.
Life is not made up of the things which we possess, it is made up of the eternal relationship which we have with Christ.
As a Christian you must, on purpose, do what we can to allow good things into our hearts.