Walk in tradition, separate yourself from the world

This verse has become one of my new favorites. It really sums up to me the concept of being in the world but not of it and how hard work and diligence separate the Christian from the world. Hard work and diligence in the Christian spirit, along with large, wholesome families, is the only thing that will save our earthly families from physical extinction. 

“Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us” 2 Thes 3:6