Isolation Equals Death

Friends are not a luxury but a necessity…God, in His mercy does not save us in isolation from other people but rather in community with other people…

“If one falls he has someone to lift him up, but woe to the man who is alone when he falls” (Eccl. 4:10)…

“A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire, and rages against all wise judement” (Prov. 18:1)…

Thus the ultimate fruition of sin – which is that ultimate expression of our selfishness, going our own way, and isolating ourselves – is the isolation of hell.

– Steve Wilkins, Face to Face p. 11-18


3 comments on “Isolation Equals Death

  1. Justin Spencer says:

    Upon reading your post, I was reminded of a passage from The Four Loves:

    “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket – safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”

  2. amen. thanks, Justin.

  3. timmyjimi says:

    Thanks for posting this.

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