SHOW ME YOUR FRIEND AND ILL TELL YOU
by Jide Oboise
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SHOW ME YOUR FRIEND AND I ‘LL TELL YOU WHO YOU ARE.
The above is how we have always heard it said and over time this has proven somewhat true over and over again but recently I heard someone describe this even more detailed, “SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS AND I’LL TELL YOU WHERE YOU’LL GET TO IN LIFE”, and the Bible confirms this issue of companionship in Psalm 1.
1 Blessed is the man
Who WALKS not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor STANDS in the path of sinners,
Nor SITS in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Being blessed is to prosper in an ALL round way
So this means that the company that we ‘hang -around’ is very important to God for OUR OWN SAKE.
Those (or that one) whom we usually communicate with, confide in and tell personal life ‘secrets’ to, end up being the Achilles heels to all good efforts on our destiny’s path.
If we have a place and destination that we are focused on going, CERTAIN TYPES OF FRIENDSHIP MUST BE IMMEDIATELY DISOLVED and terminated!
How can light and darkness dwell in harmony?
EVIL COMMUNICATION CORRUPTS GOOD MANNERS…. 1 Corinthians 15:33.
33 Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”
34 Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.
Stop being deceived: "Wicked friends lead to evil ends."
Don't be fooled by those who say such things, for "bad company corrupts good character."
24 Make no friendship with an angry man,
And with a furious man do not go,
25 Lest you learn his ways
And set a snare for your soul.
In certain cases friendships are formed that do not really lead anywhere but destruction but some are so entrapped and simply refuse to disassociate themselves for various reasons:
These reasons vary in degree, genuineness and potency.
Some are described as unlikely partnership in secular-terms because it is so obvious that they have nothing in common; educationally, spiritually, intellectually, socially, mind-set wise and background wise, etc.
If the Bible describes certain types of ‘communication’ as evil (that can corrupt/influence) does it mean, someone or persons that you relate with once in a ‘blue moon’?
No! Any kind of COMMUNICATION that can corrupt/influence in a negative way,your set mind and good manners must be that one that is regular which is like a constant companion, regular telephone mate(If there is an issue of distance between you and them and even when you get the next opportunity to be in the same vicinity as them YOU LOSE YOUR PEACE UNTIL YOU PAY THEM A VISIT FOR REGULAR IDLE TALK!), confidant and one whom you likely tell things to that you should not and in may cases seek counsel of and even instinctively copy their own habits and ways that are described by the bible as EVIL!
These kind of ‘evil ’relationships have destroyed healthy and focused relationships, Marriages, family ties and so on.
• Those who add (positive) to your life by their thoughts, counsel, confessions and actions concerning you and all that concerns you
• Those who neither add nor subtract but are eventually distractions because of a stagnant nature
• Those who ‘take-away’ and subtract from your life because they are around you for what they need from you ONLY,as a result of their leech-like nature they siphon goodness-sap and drain dry your energy reserve before you can say ,JESUS IS LORD!
• Those who ‘take-away’ and subtract from your life by the extreme negative charges that they continually discharge (Consciously or unconsciously) in their confessions, counsel and actions, SOME ARE OBVIOUSLY AGENTS SENT ON A MISSION OF DESTINY ABORTION (King Herod tried same method generations ago to cunningly use the ‘ wise men’ of old to track down and kill baby Jesus cutting short and aborting OUR combined destiny…… SAVING GRACE).
We must begin to walk in company pleasing unto God if we want to get anywhere in life, grow in spiritual strength and maturity taking charge of and commanding our own life’s choices not continually worried by what ‘he or she’/people said, would say or think (This type of mindset gets no-one anywhere in the first place).
Interact henceforth with the right type of people if we love that marriage enough, certain types of friends must be completely wiped out of our life’s picture because all that they discharge, contribute and input are negative and ‘evil’ charges.
Walk only in the counsel of the godly to reroute back on your path to achieve what is GLORIOUSLY destined for you from above.
Conclusion of the matter is that you need the right COMPANY, the INNER CAUCUS, the closest two or three (remember Jesus and the order with the disciples) to grow to maturity to have 'something'(For you can not give what you do not have) to give to those we need to impact their lives
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