Proverbs 13:20 (ESV)
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
So, to be set apart, we set apart time to get to know God and we act differently from the world around us. But that can be hard to do by yourself! God calls us to be different, but He doesn’t call us to be different alone.
If we’re going to live holy lives, we’re going to need other people. But not just anyone—we’re going to need godly people who can help us live the way God has called us to live.
We talked about how we become like who we spend time with. So, we should definitely spend time with God. But we also need to spend time with others! We’ll become like the people we hang out with, so we need to choose wisely.
Look for people who are pursuing God, spending time with Him, and serving others the way Jesus would. Then, choose to do those things together, because even though our relationship with Jesus is personal, it’s certainly not private.
So, who are those friends who bring you closer to Christ? What can you do to strengthen those relationships to help you live a holy life?
To be set apart for God, we’ll need other people to help us.
Dear Lord, we pray for friend that will bring us closer to You. Also help us be the person that someone needs to bring them closer to You. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.