2 Timothy 2:19 (NKJV) Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
We are sealed with the Holy Spirit of God, for “The Lord knows those who are His.” The seal of the Holy Spirit is our authentication and it shows that we belong to Him. God said to the Israelites, take My commandments and “You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates” (Deuteronomy 6:8-9 NKJV). The Word of God identified them as a child of God. And it is the Word of God that identifies us as a child of God as well. But the Word of God cannot just be stored in our memory banks. The Word of God must have an impact on our lives. Meaning, we must apply the Word of God to our lives. So that we will do all things for the glory of God. And “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” This is how people around us will know that we belong to God. We are to turn away from sin and turn to Christ. We are to be separated unto Christ. If you are doing things in Jesus’ name, make sure that you are not living in sin. Don’t be hypocritical. Don’t let your words say one thing and your actions say another thing. Don’t be the one who says, do as I say but not as I do. The Lord Jesus Christ knows who are His because He can discern the heart. You may fool people because you act a certain way around them, but God knows who are His. You know, in this world today, sin is very attractive. How about you my friends, are you attracting people to Christ by the way you live your life?
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.