Among the Redeemed
Lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. (Numbers 23:9)
Who would wish to dwell among the nations and to be numbered with them? Why, even the professing church is such that to follow the Lord fully within its bounds is very difficult.
There is such a mingling and mixing that one often sighs for “a lodge in some vast wilderness.” Certain it is that the Lord would have His people follow a separated path as to the world and come out decidedly and distinctly from it.
We are set apart by the divine decree, purchase, and calling, and our inward experience has made us greatly to differ from men of the world; and therefore our place is not in their Vanity Fair, nor in their City of Destruction, but in the narrow way where all true pilgrims must follow their Lord.