The story is told about a stage coach company was hiring teamsters to drive its stage coaches through a mountainous area. The local office manager had advertised for the position & people began to apply for the job.
As they were interviewed, the boss asked each applicant, “How close can you drive the team to the edge of the cliff as you round the mountain?” The first fellow replied that he was skilled enough that he could drive the stage coach within three feet of the edge of the cliff. The boss thanked him for his time & called in the next applicant.
In the course of the interview, the boss asked the next man the same question. He replied that he could drive the team & coach within one foot of the edge of the cliff. He likewise was thanked for his time & the next applicant was called in.
The boss asked this fellow the same question. He replied, “I would drive the coach as far from the edge of the cliff as I possibly could.” He got the job!
This story clearly illustrates the biblical principle of separation. There is great wisdom in steering our kids as far from the edge of the world as possible.
“Separation to God, separation from the world, is the first principle of Christian living.” - Watchman Nee.
Gen 18:19 (NIV): “For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”