It is great to distinguish yourself. One need only open You tube to find countless examples of people working to set themselves apart and establish their place in this world. We are also called to be set apart. And God, being the father that he is simply wants us to be set apart from a world gone bad. So How do we set ourselves apart?
In this passage we see three factors that make us unique. 1) Believing Jesus is the Christ (Messiah). 2) Loving God and Loving his kids. 3) Keeping his Commands–By faith. It is mostly a matter of trust–trusting God to be God, trusting Christ to be the risen Savior and trusting God’s plan to be designed to make us like him and to prepare us for Eternity. If we do that, we will be SET APART.
God Bless You
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ[a] has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. 2 We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments. 3 Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome. 4 For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. 5 And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.