Good morning saints as I was trying to study 5 Psalms and 1 Proverb a day as recommended! I attempted but was stuck at Psalm 1:1-3!
As I read Psalm 1:1-3, I paused in my mind to begin to think, reflect and to recall the many relationships that the Bible talks about!
1) Importance and Influence of Friends!
Proverbs 13:20, “He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
Thus as we see from the above verse, our friend can help us to attain or to achieve the will of God in our life or our friend can detour us from our destiny!
2) Husband and Wife Relationship
Ecclesiastes 4:12, “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
The threefold cord is not easily broken when husband and wife and Jesus are joined and bonded together.
3) Do Not be Deceived by Bad or Evil Company
1 Corinthians 15:33, “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
I read an illustration about a farmer who went out with his gun to shoot down some pesky crows! After he had fired the bullets he went around to see the birds on the ground! He was dismayed when he saw among the crows that were shot, his pet parrot amongst the dead crows!
The farmer muttered as he went away and said mixed with the wrong company!
4) Beware of Friendship with The World
James 4:4, “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
5) Do Not be Unequally Yoked
2 Corinthians 6:14, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
Finally brethren, be discerning as you decide, as you choose, your friend, your spouse, your business partner, even your ministry friend,
Commit to the Lord Jesus His will be done in the above!
Meditate on the following:-
A) Amos 3:3
B) Psalm 133
C) Hebrews 10:25
D) 3 John 1:9-12 regarding Diotrephes and Demetrius