- Sit with deceitful men
- Go with pretenders
- Sit with the wicked
The verb was interesting to me, “go with.” What are the nuances of going with a hypocrite? Going along with their pretending? Not calling them out? Associating with them when we wonder if they are really serious?
We are not talking here about those who are not believers. But these are those who are in the assembly but are wearing a mask. Pretending, participating, but not really in.
Psalm 1 has similar language. But the passage that leapt to mind as I was reading this was 1 Corinthians 15:33. I read somewhere in the last few days that in five years we will largely be the average of the five people with whom we spend the most time.
We should not spend that time with pretenders.