Traveling Companions

Michael Beck

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” (Proverbs 13:20)

The day came when God and Adam could no longer walk together in the cool of the evening. Adam might have wanted to stay in Eden, but not if God was around. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3)

Birds of a feather indeed flock together. Like attracts like. We seek out for traveling companions those who support us. We have fellowship with those who agree with us.

Who surrounds you? Who are your friends, confidantes, and companions in life? There are those who are part of our life, whether we have chosen them or not. But then there are others who we seek out, whose company we enjoy, whose views we share. God has His kin. Jesus attracted those who wanted to do the will of His Father.

“And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.” (Mark 3:33-35)

Walking with wise men will make you wiser; but it will also show that you are wise. Walking with the ungodly leads to walking in their ungodly counsel. It also reveals who you are.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.