…Continued from “What does the Bible say about “FRIENDS”?“
Each one of us is at a different level of spiritual development with the Lord. God knows best as to who would be best suited for you at the level that you are currently operating at with Him. When God brings in these types of special friends to share our journey with – they are REAL treasures! These God-friendships will be anointed by God Himself due to the quality feedings and interaction that will occur.
Sadly though, what you will find very early on, is just because someone may be saved and a born again Christian doesn’t mean this person has her act together in the Lord. Some may have become too judgmental and too critical in their walks with the Lord. Some have become too arrogant and pompous – thinking that they have all the answers to everything. They will tend to look down on anyone else who is not operating at the knowledge levels they are operating at.
Some have become so flakey in their walks with the Lord, that they have lost touch with reality and you won’t be able to connect with any of them. God knows best as to who will be best suited for you at your current level of spiritual development with Him – so let Him guide you to the ones that He will want you to connect with.
These God-friends can come from anywhere and at anytime – so keep your radars up – as you never know when God may move to bring one of them into your life. It could be a stranger, or someone that you aren’t particularly friend with, or maybe even someone in your family. Regardless of who they are, just know that when this happens it is a miraculous piece of work – especially as to how, when, or where He gets you to meet some of these people in the first place.
Now I’ll go to the actual Scripture verses confirming all of the above for you.
1. Choose Your Friends Carefully
This first verse is the one that will tell us to choose our friends very carefully in this life. This verse should literally be burned into our memory banks so that you never ever forget this! Here it is:
“The righteous should CHOOSE HIS FRIENDS CAREFULLY, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.” (Proverbs 12:26)
Notice this verse is specifically telling us that if we do not choose our friends carefully in this life, that we could end up choosing the wrong type of people to become friends with and they can then end up leading us astray from God and with what He wants to do with our lives. Many of God’s people have lost their calls in Him because they chose to hang out with the wrong type of people or the wrong crowd.