When we get saved and sold out for Christ, we tend to associate ourselves with like-minded believers. We like talking about the Word and having good clean fun. At some point, we’re tempted to disassociate ourselves with people who don’t think, act, or believe like us and we stay in our “holy huddle.” We become so heavenly minded until we’re no earthly good.

We need to recognize this temptation to disassociate ourselves with people who are not like us. Jesus, our example, made a point to be around not so holy people. He was often criticized for being amongst “worldly people” but, He recognized the need for EVERYONE to have a Savior.

If Jesus associated Himself with people outside His huddle, we should too. Showing the love of God to and associating ourselves with the lustful, the alcoholic, the homosexual, and the ex-convict is our responsibility. How else will these people experience God’s love, forgiveness, and grace if we disassociate ourselves from them?

Get out of your holy huddle and do some earthly good for the glory of God and the good of mankind.

Mark 2:16 When the scribes who were Pharisees saw Jesus eating with these people, they asked His disciples, “Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 17 On hearing this, Jesus told them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”