2 Kings 3:14–Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord Almighty lives, whom I serve, if I did not have respect for the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not pay any attention to you.
Our associations matter. The people that we spend time with and hang around will be an influence on who we are and what we do. In this case for King Joram, his association with Jehoshaphat was a positive influence on him and Elisha indicated that. We can just as easily have a negative association with people that will result in difficulties and problems for us. Are the people that we’re hanging around and looking up to truly the best associates we could have? Or, are they dragging us down with them? We must spend time with people who are helping us strengthen our relationship with God.
Father, I know that You have done so many things through so many people. I will look at who I spend my time with and how I am allowing them to influence me. I pray that You will guide me to the right people at the right time and give me the words to say to them so that we can build up each other.