Fellowship Is Not Friendship

“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14 (NKJV)

In the life of the believer, fellowship in not just friendship. It is that deep spiritual, emotional, and intellectual connection we make with those people God places in our lives. Fellowship with our spouse, our family, and our friends is that blessing of God which helps to sustain us during the darkest moments of our lives when God seems far from us. They are God’s manifested grace, mercy, and love to us when we walk in that isolated place we call “loneliness.” Fellowship is powerful and we need it.  We were never meant to walk through this life alone.

We can rejoice in God’s choices for us. He has ordained our associations and the places of our habitation.  We should not lightly esteem, or easily walk away from, those whom God has given to us. Fellowship with others brings healing and wholeness to our hearts. In true fellowship that “threefold cord” with the Holy Spirit is not quickly broken.  We can walk confidently into God’s plans for our lives because He gives others as help for our journey. We do not have to “go it alone.”

Fellowship is imperative and precious.

It is worth our finest efforts.

Never let go.

“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NKJV)

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