June 13, 2006
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners….
A man or woman of God is to be distinctively different in the way they live life. They are to be separated from lawless living.
As it says in the verse above, they do not stand in the way of sinners. While we have contact with those who don’t know Christ, we’re not to have communion with those who don’t know Him.
While we’re called to be friends with unbelievers (like Jesus was), we’re not to share the lifestyle of those who do not share our faith.
That's why the Bible says we are to marry in the faith. It says not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers, because how can you share life and love together if you don't share Christ together?
And so, the man or woman of God shouldn’t participate in the lifestyle of the lost. They refuse to walk where sinners congregate.
You show me the kind of company you keep, and I’ll show you the kind of person you are or soon will become! Proverbs 13:20 says, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”
That’s why we are to love the fellowship of God's people!
A MAN OR WOMAN OF GOD IS SEPARATED FROM LAWLESS LIVING.