Gems on the Sword — Don’t Hang Out with Them! — Jan 26

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Guest Post by Jeanette Andrade

Don’t Hang Out with Them! January 26

Scripture Selection: Psalm 26:4-5; Prov. 26:8; II Corinthians 6:14-18

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!

Digging Deeper: _______________________________________________________________

Getting Personal: _______________________________________________________________

Confession of Faith: _______________________________________________________________

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.): _______________________________________________________________

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7 Responses to Gems on the Sword — Don’t Hang Out with Them! — Jan 26

  1. suyts says:

    Interesting post. I’d love to make a rather lengthy comment as an addendum, but, our brother is moving back into his house! And I’ve got to help him move his stuff in!

    My brother’s home was destroyed by a tornado last year. He’s rebuilt and ready to rock! Hopefully, this will be a short day, but, I’m not optimistic.

  2. kim2ooo says:

    Reblogged this on Climate Ponderings and commented:
    The sane prepare by defending themselves from both the evil [ morally bankrupt ] and insane.

  3. kim2ooo says:

    Hiyas Mrs A 🙂

    “Many appeased my conscience by telling me that they too, believed in God.”

    But faith in Christ is what makes one a Christian. And that faithwill manifest above their / our words.

    • suyts says:

      Faith will! One does have to be aware. It’s a matter of being anchored. The stronger and heavier the anchor, the further one can go out to sea.

      • kim2ooo says:

        Snicker…. One time, I tried to get Faith to do my homework for me 🙂

        • J Sue says:

          So great to hear from you again, Kim! Your last reply reminded me of a student who was failing for lack of effort. When I told him he was failing and that he needed to do his work, he replied, “By faith, I will not!” I reminded him that “faith without works is dead.”

        • kim2ooo says:

          Mrs A,

          That’s about how my effort went, as well. 🙂

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