“But the firm foundation of (laid by) God stands, sure and unshaken, bearing this seal (inscription): The Lord knows those who are His, and, Let everyone who names [himself by] the name of the Lord give up all iniquity and stand aloof from it.” 2 Timothy 2:19 [AMP] -> me: Finally have time to write my thoughts down!! It has been a stressful week but God, through His grace and mercy, provided success in our efforts here at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. Tonight as I was meditating on this passage, it led me to Numbers 16 -> God dealing with Korah and others who wanted to be more than workers in the Tent of Meeting and be Priests. Please go read this chapter as it is very sobering to see how God deals with those who not content in their position of service and seek more for themselves as well as grumble and complain. Moses and Aaron, more than once, fell on their faces asking God for leniency for the ‘Assembly’. The application is found now in our 2 Tim 2:19 verse. We are to stand tall in knowledge that as a believer in the Son of God, we are ‘KNOWN’ by the Father. So then, if I call myself a Christian, having been purchased by the Blood of the Lamb, then I must not only flee the sinful desires of this fallen world but actually turn away and leave them behind as I would a forsaken land. When I live with my sight set on the glory that is being IN the Son of God and the inheritance I am afforded as an adopted child; the old ways and things of this world become small and unappetizing; because I crave the future of Eternity with the One Who saved me and strengthens me.