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Such Good Friends

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Such Good Friends

Are you guilty by association, are most of your friends and acquaintances the unsaved, who do you spend the most time around, those who serve Christ or those who do not call Him Lord. “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.” (Prov. 15:8)

These lost friends you spend the majority of your time around, just what is it that you discuss with them, what is it about you that they have found so compelling, why do they continue to spend time in your presence, most of the time the lost get rather tired of listening to us “Bible Thumpers,” nearly everything we speak about in some way correlates to the Lord Jesus, almost every conversation has a spot in it where He can be glorified. Don’t they get a little tired of hearing about Him from you, doesn’t it become rather wearisome to them at times. “The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.” (Prov. 15:9)

Why do you suppose they keep seeking out your companionship, I mean, they do not engage in conversations of a Spiritual nature, it is in fact impossible for them to do so, (1 Cor. 2:14) and yet you seem to be in their company quite often. Doesn’t it get a little old hearing them ask you to please tone it down a little, don’t you get tired of them asking you if there isn’t something else that you can talk about other than Christ. If nothing else, I would think it would get a little old, being frustrated as much as you are, same old people, same old story, every time you meet you inform them of how concerned you are with the fate of their soul if they do not repent, each time you are together you get those looks, the same tired expressions, the repeated words you have heard a thousand times before, “Could you please just drop the Jesus talk.” “The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.” (Prov. 15:26)

Well, I guess I can understand, maybe, after all, you have been friends with these individuals a very long time, can’t really apply Matthew 7:6 to them, can you, can’t consider your friends swine. Besides, deep down they are good people, just because they will not acknowledge the Lord Jesus as Savior doesn’t make them all bad, does it. Their sacrifices, the life they live, isn’t what could be considered evil, right, the way they are going could not be regarded as all that sinful, their good, kind, caring people, and even though you don’t know all their thoughts, you have known them forever, just because they have had a few slip-ups, that doesn’t make them wicked, right. “The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.” (Prov. 15:29)

Just four verses in only one Book of the entire Word of God, and how many more are there, but they don’t apply to your friends, do they, these verses and all the others like them are for other people, you know these friends of yours, just because they do not live a life devoted to Christ does not mean that they don’t love Him. After all, the longer you hang around them, the greater the possibility that they will come to know Him as Lord. And they don’t keep you tied to the world, do they, not you, you’re strong, you are not going to slip, and besides, if it wasn’t for you, they would never even hear His name, they would not know of the glory of Him that you are continuously telling them about. How many times have they heard the plan of salvation from you, how much of the Scriptures do they have memorized because you are not only relating them to these friends of yours, but also explaining them in detail to them.

Besides, they are your friends, what would they think of you if you left them for Jesus.

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