It is easy for men to divide themselves from those who are wicked. All it takes are codes of behavior in society, enough money to build fine neighborhoods, and lawful force to deter. Division is made, and the wicked are forced to live in squalor.
At their choosing, they can move one of their righteous to the squalor of the wicked. Or they can elevate a wicked man to a place of prominence. Why just look at the power they can wield!
But there is an abhorrent behavior (among men) which they have no power against. And oh how it galls both the righteous and the wicked to be so powerless.
They entice with money, but it does no good. They coerce with position, but it does not end well. They threaten with squalor, but the victim only smiles.
They are powerless against the Spirit of God in a man.
When a man’s soul is set on fire by God, silence is not an option. Money has no strength against the desire to glorify the Lord Jesus. And from the fire of God within, the wickedness of man is to profuce to ignore!
They may offer such a man a position among them. But they will quickly withdraw the offer when they see it has not accomplished the “beautiful” destruction.
They are not allowed to imprison him because of his words (Not today, anyway.) They are not allowed to beat him into submission. (As if that were possible.) They are not allowed to murder him. All they can do is hope God will take his servant home soon.
By His Grace