How are you all doing? How is work/family/business/school? I trust God to bless the work of our hands and grant us undeniable exploits all round.
There is such a thing as the grace of association. Genesis 13:5 shows that Lot’s blessing was a function of his association with Abraham at the time. Which is why the moment Lot separated from Abram, the grace of association he was latching unto began to diminish.
It is impossible to be in a moving vehicle and remain stagnant. The Bible says a company of fools is destroyed. Let us examine the phrase ‘company of fools’. It means people who have foolishness in common. There’s no such thing as being neutral in life; someone either influences you or you are influencing someone. Now, who influences you or whom you influence is a function of your circle of association.
Let me explain a bit more here. I’m sure you will relate to this if you drive or even if you’ve been a passenger before. There are some passengers you carry, who obstruct your view, most especially from the side and rear-view mirror. One day, I gave one of my colleagues a ride. She sat in the front seat, but she had an elaborate hair-do, and was busy on her phone. When I reached the point where I was to link the main road, her hair obstructed my view. Time was ticking and cars behind me began to honk their horns because I was delaying them. She didn’t offer to help view the side for me; she was busy texting. I didn’t get a good view of the road until I told her to slouch. Now, that seemingly little moment of view obstruction caused delay not only for me but also for other road users and I was sweating profusely. Now, imagine if I had 3 of such passengers in the back seat. The problem wasn’t having a passenger; it was the kind of passenger I had. It would have been a different scenario if, in spite of her hair, she was giving me updates from her side.
I want you to observe that God didn’t tell Abraham to ‘look’ until Lot (meaning veil in Hebrew) departed. This is because Abraham was associated with a ‘view obstructer’. Your life is (or becomes) a reflection of those with whom you associate.
Loads of love,