“He who separates himself seeks his own desire, he quarrels against all sound wisdom” (Proverbs 18:1).
Faith was never intended to be lived in isolation, but always in the context of community. Withdrawn and disengaged, the natural tendency is to become self-absorbed and preoccupied with one’s own wants and desires. It’s only by active participation and engagement that this is kept in check and the body of Christ maintains its focus on the greater missional task of the church. We are the sales team of the company of the committed, not consumers in the marketplace.