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 is 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 walk away from, those whom God has given to us. Fellowship, with the Father and with others, brings healing and wholeness to our hearts. In marriage (and in our fellowship with others) that “threefold cord” with the Holy Spirit is not quickly broken. We can walk confidently into God’s plans for our lives because He upholds us and gives others to us as help for our journey.
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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