Social Distancing

  • Leviticus 13:46 “All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.”

Concerning “social distancing”, our intelligent God already laid down rules in His infallible Word. Notice a few truths from our text:

#1 – Those who are symptomatic with a dangerous infectious disease should physically distance themselves from society until they are no longer symptomatic (Leviticus Chapter 13).

#2 – God’s “social distancing” is only to be the sick “distanced” from the healthy. The healthy are not to be “distanced” from the healthy.

#3 – God’s “social distancing” is only for “all the days wherein the plague shall be in him”/each sick individual. “Social distancing” is not supposed to last until you cure the disease from an entire community, town, city, state, nation, or off the face of the planet.

#4 – God’s “social distancing” is actually more about quarantining the sick from the healthy instead of arbitrarily spacing/distancing healthy people 6 feet apart or only permitting a certain amount of healthy people in one building at a time. (Read “Quarantine and Church Attendance”) Man’s methods always make matters worse in multiple areas of life. We need to practice the common sense of God’s wisdom found in God’s Word.

Other verses on distancing:

  • Luke 17:12 “And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:”
  • Numbers 5:2 “Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead:
  • 3 Both male and female shall ye put out, without the camp shall ye put them; that they defile not their camps, in the midst whereof I dwell.”