God has given us all a “call to duty.” He has made us His ambassadors to this lost and dying world we live in. In order to be effective in our calling, we must befriend lost sinners, while remaining separate from their sin.
As Vance Havner once said, “We are not to be isolated but insulated, moving in the midst of evil but untouched by it. Separation is contact without contamination. Jesus was ‘holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners’ (Heb. 7:26), yet He was ‘a friend of tax collectors and sinners’ (Luke 7:34).”
May God help us all to maintain such balance in our ministries,