“He who separates himself seeks his own desire, he quarrels against all sound wisdom.”
A good friend of ours decided to go rogue and fight his battles alone. We all knew it was a bad idea. It was an idea from the Father of Lies, the devil Himself. He knows that isolating us makes us vulnerable to his deception. We are weaker when we are alone.
One can be a part of a church, attend the meetings, serve in a ministry, and still be isolated. On the other hand, we are protected from the dangers of isolation when we choose to be open with our Christian friends about our weaknesses and our fears. We are safe when we ask for their encouragement and prayers. Being active in a church and involved in meetings, large or small, doesn’t automatically protect us from the danger of isolation.
The Christian is also “separated from God” by not reading His word. No, we can’t be separated from God and lose our salvation. (Hebrews 13:5-6) We can be separated from fellowship with God. The devil accomplishes his purpose when he keeps us from hearing freshly from God through reading the Bible and applying it to our lives. Satan wants to get us and keep us in a place of weakness and vulnerability. He wants you isolated. Where are you today? Are you isolated and living in a dangerous place? If so, get help. Find someone you can trust and share your deepest secrets with, someone who sincerely cares and will love you back to Christ.
Good news! Our friend came over the other night, recognized his mistake, and was reaching out to us for help. He told us that all the text messages and prayers we sent his way were not unnoticed. Praise God!