The Power of Godly Relationships

The Power of Godly Relationships

In your journey to spiritual maturity and sustaining moral integrity, you must learn the importance of having spiritual friends in Christ! Keeping a spiritual company will always make spiritual goodness accompany you.

The Bible is flooded with the encouragement that believers should have a circle of relationship that sharpens each other unto ‘good works’ in Christ. The following are phrases you will get used to as you open the New Testament pages to study:

“Love one another.” “Instruct one another.” “Be patient with one another.” “Encourage one another.” “Confess your faults to one another.”

In fact, there are more than forty “ONE ANOTHER” passages in the New Testament, telling us there’s no such thing as a lone-ranger Christian. We are in relationship with one another, and we are accountable both to give and receive instruction to and from each other in the body of Christ.

The author of the book of Hebrews wrote: “Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works . . . exhorting one another” (Heb. 10:24–25).

Here the writer says that we should “stir” each other up to “love and good works.” “To stir” means “to arouse, provoke, or exasperate.” Sometimes, integrity needs to be “provoked” or “aroused” in us by those around us.

You won’t believe you can stop lying…until you really walk with believers who stand for the truth, ‘no matter what’. (Eph. 4:25) You will realize how easy it is to overcome sexual immorality, when your circle of friends are people who have made up their minds to ‘glorify God in their bodies’ no matter what it costs them! (1Cor 6:18-20). You prayer life will improve greatly, if you choose to keep company with believers who value the habit of ‘praying without ceasing’. (Dan 2:17-19)

Hence it is safe to conclude that your journey to spiritual maturity could remain a ‘day-dream’, if you don’t have a circle of friendship that ‘stirs’ you up unto ‘good works’.

‘…he that walks with the wise, shall be wise…’ (Prov 13:20)

I hope this met you well.


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