The Christian, with regards to the world, should be a separating person. What do I mean? When you accept the offer of salvation from Jesus, from that moment on you are in Christ and out of this world; we are mysteriously in the world physically but out of the world spiritually.
The Christian is a partaker of “the heavenly calling” (Heb 3:1) which means they are no longer interested in the treasures or pleasure of sin in this world. However, we are not to be isolated from reality or insulated from the world’s needs, or as one preacher put it: “We are not to be so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good.” Rather, it means that we look at the things of earth from heaven’s point of view. That point of view is: The world is passing away.
Warren Wiersbe sums up my thoughts, “When the tempest is around us, we look by faith to the throne of grace above us and the Word of God before us. The truth about what is going on in this world is not in the newspapers but in the Scriptures”
Separated but still in it,