When God brought the plagues upon Egypt to show His mighty hand, He put a division between the people of Egypt and the Israelites. God said, “I will put a division (separation, distinction) between my people and thy people” (Exodus 8:22-23). It is still God’s plan that there to be a distinction between His people and the people of the world of which Egypt is a type.
How distinctive are you from the people of the world around you? Are they aware that you are different or are you gradually submitting to the ways of our humanistic culture? You don’t show your separation by outward show. It’s not by the clothes you wear. Or being religious. It is by people seeing the power and presence of God upon you. This is your distinction.
When Moses asked how the heathen would know that God’s people found grace in His sight, he answered, “Is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be SEPARATED, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth” (Exodus 33:14-16).
Do your neighbors know that God is with you? When you go shopping with your children, are people aware that God’s presence is upon you? This is your greatest distinction.
Scriptures to check out: Exodus 19:5; Leviticus 10:10; 20:24, 26; Numbers 14:14; Deuteronomy 4:6-8; 7:6; 14:2; 2 Samuel 7:23-24; 1 Kings 8:53; Jeremiah 15:19; Ezekiel 22:26; 44:23; John 15:18-19; 17:14-16; 2 Corinthians 6:17-18; James 4:4 and 1 John 2:15-17.