I love people , they are fun to talk to. However it is hard to pick the right people to hang with.
NKJ 1 CORINTHIANS 15:34 Do not be deceived evil company corrupts good habits
or as the NIV says 1Corinthians 15:33 do not be misled : bad company corrupts good character 15:34 come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning for their are some ignorant of GOD- I say this to your shame…….
There are some areas in my old life I can be drawn to if I hang with a person who makes it look appealing.I am sure most of us can say the same thing. Even our weaknesses we will try to find someone to fill that void whatever kind of relationship it may be. Still it can be dangerous to fill a part of you that just plain feels incomplete. God is perfect and the word perfect means complete. If we are missing something inside that is still something GOD is trying to deal with in us.Sometimes people will be sent to us for a test.God is testing us to reveal our hearts for him.
Deuteronomy 13:1 if a prophet or one who foretell by dreams appears among you and announce to you a sign or wonder 13:2 the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says , ‘Let us follow other gods'[gods you have not known] and let us worship them . 13:3 you must not listen to that prophet or dreamer, the LORD IS TESTING YOU TO FIND OUT WHETHER YOU LOVE HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL.
Hanging with the wrong people can cause you to u-turn or wonder of the narrow road.
I have met a person who thought tarot cards , horoscopes, psychics and mediums were okay even if you were a christian. That person didn’t study the WORD OF GOD to show herself approved. Hanging with the wrong people brought her to poor choices in her life. It seems even that Christians now no longer look or act different from the world. It is hard to tell who is set a part [holy] and who isn’t anymore. Even the churches allow smoking, drinking even atheist worship leaders into their buildings, how can the GLORY OF GOD come into a defiled place. BY GOD’s grace we have not been destroyed yet.
How in the world can people be lead into worship in the heavenlies when the ones leading don’t even believe in the ONE THEY ARE CALLING TO COME AND MEET THEM IN WORSHIP.If it says that GOD doesn’t change yet we keep changing things then who is it we are trying to impress? Many times pastors are doing things trying to keep the people happy to keep coming with smoke screens, changing the name of their churches changing JESUS to make HIM acceptable to the people rather than changing to make themselves acceptable for GOD. why not try a sure things like having the HOLY SPIRIT DRAW THE PEOPLE or don’t the shepherds believe that happens anymore?
Was it a wonder that GOD WARNED THE ISRAELITE S NOT TO INTERMARRY? Even Solomon was drawn away from influential wives who believed differently.
Pleasing people is not what we are to do, we are to be GOD PLEASERS, but we try to make people like and accept us because we want to be lifted up rather than LIFTING UP JESUS TO BRING ALL MEN TO HIM.
We can’t avoid all people and not everyone is perfect but there is wisdom in knowing what to do in each circumstance. After all we need to show JESUS in our lives lets not put spots on our garments . YESHUA is coming really soon will you be ready? Will I?