Forty Kinds of People Not to Have Fellowship With
Sunday, January 06, 2013
1. The ungodly
Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful. Psalms 1:1 NKJV
2. Sinners (Psalm 1:1)
3. Scorners (Psalm 1:1)
4. Workers of iniquity
Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity. Psalms 6:8a NKJV
5. Deceitful persons
I do not sit with false persons, nor fellowship with pretenders. Psalms 26:4 AMP
I have hated the assembly of evildoers, And will not sit with the wicked. Psalms 26:5 NKJV
My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. 11 If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; 12 Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, And whole, like those who go down to the Pit; 13 We shall find all kinds of precious possessions, We shall fill our houses with spoil; 14 Cast in your lot among us, Let us all have one purse" — 15 My son, do not walk in the way with them, Keep your foot from their path; 16 For their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood. Proverbs 1:10-16 NKJV
8. The foolish
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed. Proverbs 13:20 NKJV
9. The angry man
Make no friendships with a man given to anger, and with a wrathful man do not associate, 25 Lest you learn his ways and get yourself into a snare. Proverbs 22:24-25 AMP
10. An excommunicated church member
And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. Matthew 18:17 NKJV
11. Those causing divisions
Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. Romans 16:17 NKJV
Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; 11 for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds. 2 John 9-11 NKJV
13. False teachers
If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, 4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, 5 useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself. 1 Timothy 6:3-5 NKJV
14. The disorderly
But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us. 2 Thessalonians 3:6-7 NKJV
15. The disobedient
And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 NKJV
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 NKJV
17. Fornicators (1 Cor. 5:9)
I wrote you in my [previous] letter not to associate [closely and habitually] with unchaste (impure) people — 10 Not [meaning of course that you must] altogether shun the immoral people of this world, or the greedy graspers and cheats and thieves or idolaters, since otherwise you would need to get out of the world and human society altogether! 11 But now I write to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of [Christian] brother if he is known to be guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater [whose soul is devoted to any object that usurps the place of God], or is a person with a foul tongue [railing, abusing, reviling, slandering], or is a drunkard or a swindler or a robber. [No] you must not so much as eat with such a person. 1 Corinthians 5:9-11 AMP
18. Covetous people – greedy; lovers of money (1 Cor. 5:10)
19. Extortioners (1 Cor. 5:10)
20. Idolaters (1 Cor. 5:10)
21. Railers – Slanderer; verbally abusive; foul-tongued (1 Cor. 5:11)
22. Drunkards (1 Cor. 5:11)
23. Lovers of themselves – self-centered (2 Tim. 3:2)
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2 Timothy 3:1-5 NKJV
24. Boasters (2 Tim. 3:2)
25. Proud people (2 Tim. 3:2)
26. Blasphemers (2 Tim. 3:2)
27. Those who are disobedient to parents (2 Tim. 3:2)
28. Unthankful or ungrateful people (2 Tim. 3:2)
29. Unholy people - profane (2 Tim. 3:2)
30. Those without natural affection – callous; inhumane (2 Tim. 3:3)
31. Trucebreakers (2 Tim. 3:3)
32. False accusers - troublemakers (2 Tim. 3:3)
33. Incontinent - intemperate and loose in morals and conduct (2 Tim. 3:3)
34. Fierce people - uncontrolled (2 Tim. 3:3)
35. Despisers of good or of those who are good (2 Tim. 3:3)
36. Traitors (2 Tim. 3:4)
37. Headstrong – rash; impulsive; without self-control (2 Tim. 3:4)
38. Highminded people - arrogant (2 Tim. 3:4)
39. Those who love pleasure more than God (2 Tim. 3:4)
40. Hypocrites - those who have “a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof” (2 Tim. 3:5)
Twelve Duties We Have Regarding the Word of God - Part III
8. The Word of God is to be desired
1 Peter 2:1-3 AMP – So be done with every trace of wickedness (depravity, malignity) and all deceit and insincerity (pretense, hypocrisy) and grudges (envy, jealousy) and slander and evil speaking of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk, that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation, 3 Since you have [already] tasted the goodness and kindness of the Lord.
Psalms 119:72 NKJV - The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of coins of gold and silver.
Psalms 119:92-93 NKJV - Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction. 93 I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life.
Psalms 119:97 NKJV - Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
Psalms 119:103 NKJV - How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalms 119:127 NKJV
Twelve Duties We Have Regarding the Word of God - Part II
The Word of God is to be studied
2 Timothy 2:15 AMP - Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 AMP - Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action), 17 So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.
The Word of God is to be expounded (explained; amplified; giving the sense)
Nehemiah 8:8 AMP - So they read from the Book of the Law of God distinctly, faithfully amplifying and giving the sense so that [the people] understood the reading.
Twelve Duties We Have Regarding the Word of God - Part I
1. The Word of God is to be read publicly
Deuteronomy 31:11-13 AMP - When all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God in the place which He chooses [for His sanctuary], you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing. 12 Assemble the people — men, women, and children, and the stranger and the sojourner within your towns — that they may hear and learn [reverently] to fear the Lord your God and be watchful to do all the words of this law, 13 And that their children, who have not known it, may hear and learn [reverently] to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land which you go over the Jordan to possess.
Joshua 8:33-35 AMP - And all Israel, sojourner as well as he who was born among them, with their elders, officers, and judges, stood on either side of the ark before the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, half of them in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the servant of the L