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Staying Away from the Plague

Leviticus 14:46-47

“Moreover he who goes into the house while it is shut up shall be unclean until the evening. He who lies down in the house shall wash his clothes; and he who eats in the house shall wash his clothes.

From a physical standpoint, it is clear that people shouldn't be wandering around in quarantined areas. The reason they are quarantined is to protect people from getting infected.

From a spiritual standpoint, it should also be very clear, but it often isn't. As people who have been made righteous by God, we need to choose our friends differently. We can be contaminated by people who willfully choose to go against what God wants. We do need to tell them about Jesus, but we should not be going where they go and doing what they do.

Just like quarantined houses are for the protection of the clean people, not doing what unbelievers do is a protection for the believer. Life is miserable for a Christian when he has to witness the evil around him. Remember back in Genesis when Abraham's nephew, Lot, decided to move to Sodom? Things didn't go well for him there and the Bible tells us how bad it was for him.

2 Peter 2:7-9

and delivered righteous Lot, who was very distressed by the lustful life of the wicked (for that righteous man dwelling among them, was tormented in his righteous soul from day to day with seeing and hearing lawless deeds): the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment;

Who want's to be tormented in their righteous soul? It is for Jesus glory and for our good that God tells us to not party with the wicked. It can really mess up our minds as it appears to have done to Lot. Thanfully, God took him by the hand and brought him out.

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