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Daily Devotional - April 22nd

Apr 22, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Daily Read - Joshua 24:1-33; Luke 21:1-28; Psalm 89:38-52; Proverbs 13:20-23

Proverbs 13:20
He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will be destroyed.

This is no time to surround yourself with, or take counsel from people who live contrary to the truth. The clouds of adversity seem to be pressing in at every turn and the last thing you need to hear is doubt and unbelief spewing from the mouths of fools.
Pay close attention to those you consider as potential partners or associates in work related situations. Remember, the Word of God is quite clear on this subject:  Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?  What communion has light with darkness? -2 Corinthians 6:14-15.  Do not enter into contractual agreements nor align with those who hold opposing values. This could have serious ramifications, especially in this current hour.
Guard your hearts and minds from the influences of the carnal Christian - those who choose to walk the fence having one foot in the world and the other in the Kingdom. Their advice and counsel come from a mixed bag of soul and spirit. This is a destructive combination leading to confusion and double-minded thinking.
Uninvited negativity comes at us all day, every day. Newspapers, television, radio, and the internet explode with bad news that keeps getting worse. So why do we place ourselves in situations where we literally invite more pessimism into our day by fellowshipping with those who walk outside the light of Christ?
As believers, we never cease evangelizing nor befriending the pre-Christian with the purpose of bringing them to truth, but we need to be the influencers, not the influenced.
If you desire to grow and mature in the things of Christ, walk side by side with those who are mighty in God. Wisdom comes by gleaning from those who are wise. Likewise, partying and playing with worldliness brings a stench of the world into our lives.
Wise people beget wisdom
Fools beget foolishness
What do you want?
Lord Jesus, lead me in choosing my friends and associates wisely. Forgive me for using evangelism as an excuse to compromise. Your Word is very clear that we are in the world, but not of it. Your Word directs us to come out and be separate from the world. I don’t have to be like the world to win the world.  You never once compromised who You were or watered down Your message to win those You ministered too. You ate and talked with the sinner, but never sinned to convey Your message. Lord, lead me to those who will encourage me to grow in righteousness and wisdom. I want to be wise in my walk with You. Amen!