Don’t join people in their captivity in the hopes of setting them free. It won’t work!
God does not take pleasure in His children putting their righteousness, peace and joy in jeopardy in a misguided effort to help someone else.
In relationships, especially with people that do not serve God, boundaries need to be established and the secret place where we are called to abide with the Lord should be guarded with all diligence.
Don’t confide in or take counsel from the ungodly if you are not looking to invite confusion. Don’t walk hand in hand with sinners if your not trying to be led astray.
We are called to be in the world and not of it. We will have people God calls us to be in relationship with for His purposes that are not like minded. Use wisdom and discretion. There are many warnings in scripture about being unequally yoked to nonbelievers. We are not to be partners with them. It’s not being judgmental. It is protecting what has been deposited in us.
Be willing to let go of anyone God is removing or that you know is keeping you from moving forward in Him. And to those that He has ordained for this season, keep your perspective, God’s perspective. Jesus was a friend of sinners but He didn’t trust Himself to them and He kept the perspective of Doctor-patient.
If your looking to an unsaved person or a person who is in rebellion to meet your emotional or intimacy needs, you are opening yourself up to be influenced, used or manipulated for evil and it is a sign post that needs to be evaluated for your own spiritual health.
Codependency is not ministry.
‘Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-whatever they do prospers.’