Stay away from worldly people and anything which leads to worldly influence, as through books, movies, magazines, hang-outs . Keep your "house" clean and incorrupt, so not to miss the Crown. The only exception is to mingle with people for the Gospel sake, to present them with the Love of Christ. Influencing them for Christ is a complete different and worthwhile thing than going along with their lifestyle and worldliness.
Jesus warns for this, saying: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees". Luke 12:1. (The yeast which permeates the whole loaf).
The Apostle Paul writes:
*Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
*I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
*But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that 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. 1 Corinthians 5:verses 7, 9, 11.
This does not mean that you have to isolate yourself. NOT at all! Reaching out to those in the world to bring change into their life through Christ is much different than befriending them for other reasons.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 1-3
Walk holy and well pleasing before the face of the Lord, and you will be protected and blessed.AMEN!
Be Holy, for God is Holy!
The messenger of the Lord,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman