When I make a dress, I use a pattern thought out, prepared, and published by a company that specializes in dress patterns. I’ve tried a few other ways. Believe me, it does not turn out well.
My friend picked out a pattern meant for a nightgown. ‘I like these flowing lines’, she said. Well, when she finished the outfit, it looked like a nightgown. What we use as a pattern will show up for what it is.
Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” (1 Peter1:13-16, NIV)
Just what does that mean? We are set apart!
Friends we are set apart by God to be different from the world. We see what the world calls us to do, be and act. This is not God’s way.
And quite frankly, we don’t need a burning bush or an afternoon in a whale’s stomach to know the difference.