“AN UNJUST MAN is an abomination to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.” Proverbs 29:27 These words point out not only the antagonism between the doers of good and evil, but the instinctive antipathy which the one feels toward the other.
It’s almost as if the Spirit speaks, “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14 But most don’t want the Word of God; they are led by their feelings and emotionally driven.
The above Proverb avers there is a holy nature in the godly man that instinctively repels those who operate in wickedness and the adverse is also true. Yet many cannot even discern good from evil because they have a seared conscience and refuse to crucify the sinful flesh.
Oswald Chambers said, “Sin is a blatant mutiny against God, and either sin or God must die in my life.” You will either be ruled by your sinful nature or by the power of the Spirit. These are your only two options. This idea of “accepting Jesus” with no change in your nature is a lie.
The works of the flesh are evident as well as the fruit of the Spirit and there is a great conflict between the two- Galatians 5:16-26. Go back to the Proverb. Which do you attract?I wish more people would accept as true God’s holy Word, “Bad company corrupts good morals”.
I have seen this verse come true more times than I can count. Especially among Christians who claim to be Christian, but are rebellious and fleshly. How did they fall away? Bad company. How did they end up in jail? Bad company. How on earth did they go back to their slop? Bad company. Why did they take that path? Bad company. Why did they do that? Bad company. Why do they think that way? Bad company. How did that even happen? Bad company.
If you would just take seriously God’s Word. Light and dark cannot have fellowship. Righteousness and wickedness cannot have communion. Who you keep company with will determine whether or not you stay on the narrow path or you go the wide path to destruction. Why is this so? Because we are sheep prone to wander.
There’s a battle raging within us- the Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. If you keep bad company, eventually the fleshly nature will gain a foothold. He knows our weaknesses. Therefore He tells us to keep company with those traveling our same path. Keep company with those who will sharpen and hone you.
Keep company with a brother who will tell you the truth and help keep your vision straight. This concept of separation from evil and fleshly people is spoken of throughout Scripture. There are multiple examples of rebellious people causing others to sin and division among the brethren. You would do well to take God’s Word seriously. Bad company corrupts good morals. #runyourrace
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