Gems on the Sword!

Guest Post by Jeanette Andrade

Pick Your Friends Wisely January 6

Scripture Selection: Psalm 6:8; Proverbs 6:16-19; Luke 13:23-30

Food for Thought (meditate on this): Luke 13:27

When I think back on my youth, one huge mistake stands out: I was sometimes not particularly selective when forming friendships. It didn’t take long before I was looking and acting like them. It’s true what they say: You are who your friends are. My lapses in judgment resembled theirs, and so did the consequences. Perhaps in so many words, I should have said, “Depart from me, you workers of iniquity,” when they came knocking on my door.

Some workers of iniquity are not quite so blatant; some can be found at church. They are the ones full of pride, lies, and mischief, sowing discord among the brethren. The Bible tells us to have no fellowship with them because you become what they are if you develop a friendship with them. It is possible—and necessary–to be friendly without being close friends.

On Judgment Day, unless they repent, they’ll say, “But I ate and drank with You and heard Your teachings.” You know how Jesus will respond.

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