"Set apart for Christ"

Razi has often mentioned this saying in his videos, “Set apart yourself for Christ”. The last video I heard him quote these was something along the lines of “Apologetics for the 21st Century”, a video from RZIM. I would like a further elaboration on this required action from us Christians (have we missed something that we need to further do or be?), may I know more clearly what he meant and where else in the Bible is found more references on this? Would appreciate further clarification on this.


@mutts I am not sure of the context of the original talk, but a good place to look for what it means to be set apart is Colossians, where it talks about being clothed in Christ. We die to the old self and put on the new self, fixing our minds on the things that are above. You could also check out Galatians 5, Ephesians 5 or Titus 3 for similar passages. Hope that helps :slight_smile:

Colossians 3:1-17 - Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Here is a sermon from All Souls London on Colossians 3: