Jeremiah 35:1-36:32 / 1 Timothy 5:1-25 / Psalm 89:14-37 / Proverbs 25:25-27
“A righteous man who falters before the wicked is like a murky spring and a polluted well.”
When keeping company with other people who are walking with the Lord, it is much easier for a person to keep their mind stayed on Him and make choices that are in line with God’s design.
However we can’t assume (because we live in this fallen, crazy world) that we will be able remain in the safety of our Christian “bubble” at all times. Remember, there is an enemy out there who hates God and hates us, and his number one job is to come in between us and the Lord and destroy our walk with Him (which will in turn compromise and damage every other relationship we have.)
Our own firm, personal, foundation, rooted and grounded in God’s truth and our relationship with Him is KEY. We can’t live off other people’s strength/relationship with God. We can’t live off a spiritual experience we had “years ago” – we need to be actively filling ourselves with God’s truth and growing in our relationship with Him currently if we want to remain strong and steadfast.
God promises us that when we encounter things that oppose Him (and we will – especially if we own a computer, cell phone, a television, or simply leave the "safety" of our homes and venture out to the grocery store) WE DON”T HAVE TO FALTER OR BECOME POLLUTED! We can be PRUDENT, FORESEE EVIL and walk through any situation STEADFAST AND UNSHAKEABLE IF WE KNOW HIS LIFE-GIVING TRUTH AND CHOOSE TO KEEP OUR MINDS AND HEARTS STAYED ON HIM!
This is GREAT, ENCOURAGING news! If our God is with us, NOTHING CAN STAND AGAINST US!