i am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts. [psalm 119:63]
this hebrew version of “companion” —habar— does not show up very many times in scripture, but it is closely associated with the greek koinōnos, of which you may be more familiar. it is the fellowship that we have with all believers, those whom we labor beside and share in the blessings of the Gospel of Christ.
look around you at the culture–are you a companion of those who do not fear God? are you partaking in what they partake? if you are a believer, if you fear God, then you should have far more in common with the writer of psalms, or the first century believers or believers newly coming to Christ in kenya or iraq–these are our companions!
on wednesday, marc talked about Christ being our portion–consider who your companions are, remind yourself:
“do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. for what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? or what fellowship has light with darkness? what accord has Christ with belial? or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?” [2 corinthians 6:14-15 emphasis added]
the answer of course, is “none!”
let us remember our companions in Christ, those who fear God, we are under attack daily–satan wants us dead. let us pray for one another!