Friends – Scripture Study
God Commands Us To Seperate From Unbelievers.
Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners.
Proverbs 12:26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Proverbs 14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change.
1st Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
2nd Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2nd Corinthians 6:15 And what concord hath Christcwith Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
2nd Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2nd Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye seperate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
God Commands Us To Seperate From Talebearers and Gossips.
Proverbs 16:27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
Proverbs 16:28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer seperateth chief friends.
Proverbs 20:19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
God Commands Us To Seperate From Angry People.
Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man: and with a furious man thou shalt not go.
God Commands Us To Seperate From Anyone Claiming To Be A Believer Who Walks In Iniquity.
1st Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
1st Corinthians 5:13 Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
2nd Timothy 2:19 The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
God Commands Us To Seperate From Those Who Abide Not In The Doctrine of Christ
Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject.
Titus 3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being comdemned of himself.
2nd John 9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
2nd John 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid them God speed:
2nd John 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is a partaker of his evil deeds.
A Friend of The World Is An Enemy of God
Luke 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that friendship with the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Our True Friend – The Lord Jesus!
Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Song of Solomon 5:16 His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.
Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.
What are the lessons learned from the above status of the LORD God’s stern commandments of the ancient Israelites and their utter failures over and over and over again to come out from the wicked world?
2 Corinthians 6:14
Be YE NOT UNEQUALLY YOKED TOGETHER WITH UNBELIEVERS: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and WHAT COMMUNION HATH LIGHT WITH DARKNESS?
2 Corinthians 6:15
And WHAT CONCORD [AGREEMENT, PART] hath Christ with Belial? or WHAT PART hath HE THAT BELIEVETH with AN INFIDEL?
2 Corinthians 6:16
And what AGREEMENT hath the TEMPLE OF GOD WITH IDOLS? for YE are the TEMPLE of THE LIVING GOD; as God hath said, I will DWELL IN THEM, and WALK IN THEM; and I will be their God, and THEY SHALL be my people.
2 Corinthians 6:17
Wherefore COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, and BE YE SEPARATE, saith the Lord, and TOUCH NOT THE UNCLEAN THING; and I will RECEIVE YOU.
2 Corinthians 6:18
And WILL be a FATHER UNTO YOU, and YE SHALL be MY SONS and DAUGHTERS, saith the Lord Almighty.
If in your stubborn rebellion, you walk with the ungodly, you will eventually find yourself standing with them. And then, by standing with them, you will find that you are going to begin sitting in hardness with them and in unrepentance and certainly stubbornness of heart. It is a road you never want to go down. It is a good idea to seek the LORD, that He would grant you repentance and ask Him to bless your efforts of obedience.