In part one I shared some inspirational points from the Bible on choosing good company. I’m going to continue here with some additional points I have included scripture references for the actual verses:
- Those who are fearful of a person will find themselves trapped but when we turn to the Lord we can find safety. (Proverbs 29:25)
- Don’t spend time with anyone who calls themselves a Christian but indulges with sexual sins, is greedy, cheats, is into idolatry, a drunk, or abusive. (1 Corinthians 5:11)
- We’ll know other Christians by the right things they are doing and the ones who aren’t will not be close with the Lord. (3 John 11)
- You’ll become like those you associate with. “Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits’.” (1 Corinthians 15:33)
- Be like those who are faithful and patient who will inherit the promises of God. (Hebrews 6:12)
- Follow in the ways of the one who led you to the Lord by being faithful like them. (Hebrews 13:7)
There really is so much advice that we’re given in the Bible on whom we shouldn’t associate with and why. God doesn’t want to see us backslide. When being a light to others we need to have a healthy balance in our lives so we will what the Word has to say regarding how involved we should be with one who doesn’t follow in the ways of the Lord. It’s important that even though someone calls themselves a Christian, we look at their fruits. We really ought to apply what the Bible says about good company to them as well.
The following is what the Bible shares with us in James 5:19-20 in regard to Christians who backslide:
“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.”
If there’s anyone in your life that you are struggling with in relationship, seek the Lord and what He wills for the situation. Ask Him to place those who seek Godly character in your life. Ask Him too to help you better discern who is not healthy in your life and adjust your time accordingly.
Scripture reference is quoted from the NKJV.