Monday, 6 March 2017

A companion of the righteous

I am a companion of all who fear You,
And of those who keep Your precepts. – Psalm 119.63

God never intended for man to be alone. He made that clear way back in the book of Genesis when He said plainly ‘it is not good that a man should be alone’ and He immediately provided a companion in Eve.

The God added children and He put His people in a nation and today He puts His people in the Church. Some folks like being alone for a while and there is nothing wrong with that. But God wanted us to have companions. He spends a lot of time talking about friends and companions.

But we need to be careful about our companions.

God put us in our culture and our society for a purpose. If we don’t spend time with people we can never hope to reach them with the gospel.

But it is also important that we are ‘companions to the righteous.’ We need the company and companionship and support of God’s people as we go through our days. With all the bad that is going on we certainly need a rallying place to get a boost to get through living in a world which is not our home. We don’t need to pull apart from the world – that is where God put us and it is the only way we can share our God. But let us be sure that we take those chances to walk with like-minded saints. Let’s unite with those who walk in God’s precepts. Let’s spend time with them. Let us not forsake the assembling of ourselves together. 

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