Be ye clean, that bear
the vessels of the LORD— Isa.
The Divine method seems
to be to make a clear separation between the servants of God and the
servants of evil. The privilege of testifying for God or being
ambassadors for the Truth is a favor reserved for the Lord’s own
people. He seeketh not the evil one nor the fallen demons nor evil
men or women to be heralds of the good tidings. The Lord’s people
should note this matter carefully and resent the services of any who
do not give evidences of being in heart union with the Lord. “Unto
the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to take my covenant
into thy mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words
Parallel passages: Num. 4:1-20; 18: 1-7; Ezra 1: 7-11; Ezek.
3: 4; Matt. 10: 5-16, 38, 39; 2.Cor.7:1; 1.Tim. 1:18-20; 3; 4; 5:
21, 22; 2.Tim. 2:
21-26; 3:1-14; 4:1-5.