*Jesus* ate with publicans and sinners; nearly everyone *He* associated…

*Jesus* ate with publicans and sinners; nearly everyone *He* associated with was an outcast. But *His* relationship with them was not purely social; it was redemptive.

We must not get our worlds mixed up at this point. *God* meant that we are not to mingle with the world and be polluted by the world, but we are to witness to the world. We are to “weep with those who weep,” suffer with those who suffer, and identify ourselves with the poor, the sick, and those needy in body, mind and spirit. How else can we reach them for *Christ*?

We are to love those who are involved in the world without being contaminated, influenced, or swayed by them. We can do this only through a close walk with *Christ*. Like *Him*, we are to be in the world, but not of the world.
It is good for a ship to be in the sea, but bad when the sea gets into the ship.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. -(Romans 12:15)

*Have a blessed Friday and a peaceful weekend protected at home*!

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