Being set apart is not optional as a Christian. We don’t get to check the box if we want to be set apart or not. If we are Christians, we are called to be different. When we live with God’s eternal values in our heart and mind, it completely changes our daily focus…..at work, school, church, or social settings. Our choices, activities, conversations, and thoughts will center around things that will last forever instead of that which will fade into nothing.
The illustration of Joseph and his father Jacob that we see in Genesis 46&47 is a wonderful representation of being set apart and following God’s way through all of life whether that is through the good times or the bad.