..not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near. Hebrews 10:25 HCSB

Christianity, even when not lived out for others to see, has to be lived in the presence of others, either while in the company of other people during witnessing, or in the company of fellow Christians when seeking encouragement and communal worship of God.

The Bible also advises that the Holy Spirit will act as a guide regarding all things – helping Christians make sincere and wise decisions concerning every aspect of their lives. This basically means you do not need anyone else apart from God in living and obedient and reverent life:

The anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you don’t need anyone to teach you. Instead, His anointing teaches you about all things and is true and is not a lie; just as He has taught you, remain in Him. 1 John 2:27 HCSB

So which is it? Live out one’s life in exclusion, or seek out the fellowship of others with all sincerity?

I think the answer is ‘yes’ to both. A Christian is basically someone who is like Christ – they exhibit His character.

Jesus was compassionate, forgiving, loving and possessed all the virtues of the Holy Spirit.. Just like we should be when we accept Him in our hearts.

Therefore, we will fellowship with others, not only to encourage one another, but also to serve one another as obliged by our Christ-like character.

We also need to be careful, discerning what is good and what is not, and accepting the voice of wisdom that God places in our hearts.

So I guess its possible to have a recluse who loves the company of others. Jesus character in us enables us to achieve both personality aspects – meeting the needs of others while following the wisdom of God.

Keep Walking. 🙂

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