Sunday, February 4, 2018

know when to fold 'em...

I had a conversation today with a friend who got roped into helping someone who has a certain reputation and has found themselves in a vulnerable circumstance because of a recent injury.  I warned the friend that nothing good will come out of helping this particular individual who has, let's just say, a history for being dangerously unstable, unpredictable, and particularly and irrationally vengeful.  This brings to mind the dilemma of ...aren't we commanded by God to "love thy neighbor"?  But does God not also command us to avoid evil and those who have become deeply entrenched in Satan's grasp? 
1 Corintians 5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: 10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 11 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. 12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? 13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

Proverbs 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.  15 Avoid it, pass not by it, 
turn from it, and pass away.  16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, 
unless they cause some to fall.  17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

5 comments:

David Johnson said...

Your friend didn't listen then but maybe you can help your friend by helping him get back to a good and safe place in his life. Hope all works out for your friend.

Robert said...

I feel bad for your friend as the saying goes "no good deed goes unpunished" very sad indeed .Matthew 7:6 .
Your friend is an accommodating person and that type of person gets taken advantage of by the opposite personality. The righteous person sees good but is sometimes blind by his own honesty .
should we trust or keep away?

Margery Bills said...

Good reading and right thought.

pamit said...

So "love thy neighbor" only means the good ones - that are easy to love?

Pshaw. When you start cherry-picking and interpreting the Bible to fit your natural inclinations...that might be the devil talking.

Desertrance said...

Well put brother been to the blog love what you are doing . Desert lover as my name implies.