"I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world,
but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil." John 17:15
Consider how important it is for a doctor
to wear gloves to prevent contamination.
He could ignore the obvious dangers, or he could
stay away from danger by not caring for people at all.
He chooses, however, to both care for the needs of his patients
and avoid contamination by wearing protective gloves.
The world we live in is a sinful place that is hostile
to Spirit-filled living, yet it's filled with many needy people.
Obviously, God's plan is not to completely withdraw from the world.
His will is for us to live in this world, helping sinful men,
all the while protecting ourselves from sin through the
promised power of the Holy Spirit.
from "Learning To Live With God"
Discipleship course by Jeff Musgrave