When a friend separates time and energy out of their busy life and chooses to spend it with you, it builds some of our happiest and most meaningful memories in life.
When America once separated itself from all other countries and took pride in being know as, "one nation under God", with no concern if this offended any other country, we were able to grow into one of the most powerful, truly christian countries this world has ever known. Now that we seek to please the heathen countries, we are mocked and the only thing the rest of the world wants of America are the things God blessed her with because we once lived for Him. With all we have we are now one of the most unsatisfied, unhappy nations in the world that its people are continually seeking various drugs and medication to try to regain this lost happiness.
When the Lord said in Hebrews 10:25a "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is," we think the Lord is asking to much for us to go to all the church services that the church is open and we have the ability to attend. Hence, when the house of God was once opened and filled several times a week, now many churches are going to services only once a week or less because people who claim they love the Lord don't want to spend any time in the assembly of His people.
When the Lord said in Proverbs 20:1 "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." we think the Lord is trying to take away our fun. He is simply trying to keep us on a path to greater wisdom and the ability to remember the truly happy times in our life without wondering if we had a "good time" last night in a cloud of uncertain thinking.
When the Lord said in II Corinthians 6:16a "And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?", we believe the Lord is trying to hide something from us because we can see an idol but we cannot see Him except through faith. It is a grotesque sin against the Almighty God when someone claims to be a child of his and believes that they must also worship the likeness of Mary, multiple saints, or any other likeness of God's marvelous creation including a likeness of Christ. We don't need the likeness of anything or anyone (an idol) to worship, because He is alive and must be worshiped by faith in Spirit and in Truth.
Our worship of Him is determined by our willingness to separate from the ideaology of the world to the will of the Lord. Our true everlasting happiness is determined by our willingness to separate from the ideaology of the world to the will of the Lord. The assurance of our salvation is determined by our willingness to separate from the ideaology of the world to the will of the Lord. And notice in the following closing verses that the approval and acceptance of the Father is determined by our willingness to separate from the ideaology of the world to the will of the Lord. And likewise, the eternal joy that comes from being a part of an eternal brotherhood, the sense of being a part of something greater than this world, comes from our willingness to separate from the ideaology of the world to the will of the Lord.
II Corinthians 6:17-18 "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.