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ASSOCIATIONS AND BROTHERHOOD

I approach people with belief that they are created in God’s image and so I look for the God-imprint within them, even in those who refute His existence or contort it into some vain philosophy. This method has been mostly successful but has its downsides. It requires keeping my own internal compass accurately calibrated to God’s Word and Spirit. It also demands that I chose carefully how closely or how far I am permitted to walk with someone. Simply stated, with accurate discernment, I may associate with those with whom I cannot have true brotherhood or genuine fellowship. Lord, give me increasingly accurate discernment. Help me choose comradeship wisely. 

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