Let’s reiterate a few sentences…
The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
I am a companion of all those who fear You, And of those who keep Your precepts.
Greatness and wise companionship are inseparable because, throughout scriptures, the greatness of every man or woman of God can be traced to their companionship. You will eventually reflect the character of the people and things you keep company with. Throughout Jesus Christ ministry here on earth, he chose and kept company. He demonstrated the perfect example of how companionship should be done. He ministered to many yet kept company with a handful of people. That alone teaches us that we can minister to many and not necessarily keep company with all of them.
-Jesus did and said only what his Father commanded him to do and say
-Nehemiah kept company with people who believed in the vision God had given him in order to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. It took the right companions in order to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in 52 days.
-Moses had an assignment to deliver the Israelites out of Egypt and he was accompanied by Aaron.
-Elijah and Elisha, a great companion as well. Elisha benefited from the double portion of the anointing because he kept company with Elijah.
-Paul on missionary journeys kept company with Barnabas, Luke, Timothy and more in order to remain productive.
-Naomi and Ruth; Ruth purposed in her heart to keep company with Naomi. She was determined to make Naomi’s people and Naomi’s God, her God.
-Mordecai and Esther; Mordecai brought up Esther (his cousin) in the ways of the Lord and the tenacity in her character can be traced to her upbringing.
-Jethro and Moses; Moses’ leadership style changed for good just by his association with his father – in – law Jethro.
The list is endless.
Choose your companions knowledgeably.
Choose your companions wisely.
Choose your companions purposefully.
Choose your companions with your vision in mind.