It is considered a blessing when we do not have close companionship with those who oppose God. It does not mean we distance ourselves from sinners and unbelievers completely, no. We still have to pray for them and preach to them. But to avoid heeding the counsel of or closely affiliating with those who take delight in walking disobedience or doing wicked things, should be considered a blessing because we will be preventing ourselves from going through painful consequences.
True friendship? A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you says The Lord.
No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24
And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. James 2:23
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
You are my friends if you do what I command you. John 15:14
One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. Proverbs 12:26
Dear God, I put my trust in You and You alone. Father, may I never stray from the path You have set before me. May my life be an expression of Your Love, your holiness, and your righteousness. Lord, I pray for any of my friends, family, and colleagues who have not known you yet. Father, may you help me minister to them effectively so that they receive salvation. May they see the error in their ways, O Lord, and may their hearts be convicted of their sin. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.