Companions of the Gluttons

Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son, 
But a companion of gluttons shames his father. 
Proverb 28:7 (NKJV) 

Our interaction with the world is a contest of influence.
As Christians, we do our best to influence the world with godly values.
On the other hand, the world exerts worldly influence to us too.
So, it is now a matter of whose influence is stronger.

If we exert stronger influence to the world, it is easier to bring our non-Christian friends to Lord Jesus.
However, what will happen if the world influences us more?
The moment we gets influenced, we adopt more worldly values.
We become the companion of the world.

The verse above teaches us that companion of gluttons shames his father. 
If we become companion of the world, then we will bring reproach to our Heavenly Father.

We are in the world, but not of the world.
Let us now examine our interaction with non-Christians.
Do we influence them more or do they influence us more? 
If they influence us more, then we should maintain a distance from them until we are spiritually stronger.
After all, bad company corrupts good character (1 Co 15:33, NIV)

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Posted January 4, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

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