Guest Post by Jeanette Andrade
Don’t Hang Out with Them! January 26
Food for Thought: II Cor. 6:17
If only I’d paid attention to these scriptures in my younger years! I would have avoided much stress and many regrets. Growing up, I can remember very few—if any—of my friends being believers. So it seemed natural in college to expect to have friends and boyfriends from the world (although my parents did express their disapproval). Many appeased my conscience by telling me that they too, believed in God. Another scripture that would have helped at that time, James 2:19, which says that even the demons believe in God and tremble, I either conveniently forgot about, or didn’t know it.
I also thought that I could hold my own around them and keep my faith. However, little by little, compromises were made, and before I knew it, I was far from God’s will for my life. It took me quite some time to get back on track.
God’s ways are best. He knows human nature and Satan’s nature, and He knows that eventually the ways of the world would rub off on us if we fellowship with those in darkness. (Testifying to them is a different story; be led by the Spirit to know when and how to do that.) The best thing is just don’t hang out with them!
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