“Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:6 (KJV)
Understanding who you are in Christ will guide you in making the right decisions and choices. As a child of God, it is wise to consider the people we choose to walk within the Christian journey. There are different levels of maturity even among the brethren. No wonder there are some Christians who are prompt in submitting to authority and the leading of the Spirit of God. However, there are others who don’t submit to authority and are fond of disobeying the leading of the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 4:10). Such Christians don’t live according to the teachings in God’s Word and thus live an undisciplined life.
Dear beloved, be wise to identify such people and stay away from them. They can influence you to be like them and lose the blessings of God. Instead, choose the company of Christians who are quick to live according to the teachings of the Holy Scriptures so that you can be encouraged to live in obedience to the Lord. Living in obedience to the Word of God opens a lot of doors of opportunities for us to be blessed and used of God to bless and draw many to Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:25–26). Hallelujah! Be wise!
Prayer Point: Dear Holy Spirit, please open my eyes to identify and withdraw from undisciplined Christians. Amen!