ASSOCIATION

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Key Verse

Examples

1. Disciples

  • Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 NKJV

2. Elisha

  • But Elisha replied, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.”
  • But Elisha replied, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.”
  • But Elisha replied, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.”
  • When the sons of the prophets who were facing him from Jericho saw what had happened, they said, “The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha.” And they went to meet him and bowed down to the ground before him. 2 Kings 2:2,4,6,15 BSB

3. Ruth

  • But Ruth said, “Do not plead with me to leave you or to turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you sleep, I will sleep. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Ruth 1:16 NASB

Negative Examples

1. Rehoboam

  • But he ignored the advice which the elders gave him and consulted the young men who grew up with him and served him. 1 Kings 12:8 AMP

2. Solomon

  • Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons, because they will turn your sons away from following Me to serve other gods. Deuteronomy 7:3-4 BSB
  • when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not completely devoted to the LORD his God, as was the heart of his father David. 1 Kings 11:4 AMP

Typical Example of Good Association

  • To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding in every kind of literature and wisdom. Daniel 1:17 BSB

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Footnotes

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    חכם
    [châkam] \khaw-kam'\
    A primitive {root} to be wise (in {mind} word or act): - X {exceeding} teach {wisdom} be (make {self} shew self) {wise} deal (never so) {wisely} make wiser.