As Christians, we are often described as being “called out.” What that means is Jesus has separated us from the world and made us His own people. In that sense it’s good to be called out. You should want to be called out.

But there’s another meaning behind the phrase “called out.” It can also mean to single a person out for a misdeed. Twice, in the last letter Paul penned before dying, the Apostle called out by name individuals who had done him wrong…

For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

2 Timothy 4:10, 14

Alexander and Demas are two people that will forever be remembered, not for some good they did but for the disloyalty they showed to Paul in his final days.

You want to be called out of the world, but you don’t want to be called out for loving the world! Lets make sure we stay faithful to the Lord, so that when He calls our name, it is followed by Him saying “well done…enter in.”