Association


  wandering, incomplete, false, evil suspicions & assumptions by association:

Numbers 23:11-13 “Then Balak said to Balaam, What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have actually blessed them! Balaam replied, Am I not careful to speak what the LORD puts in my mouth? Then Balak said to him, Please come with me to another place from where you may see them, although you will only see the extreme end of them and will not see all of them; and curse them for me from there. …”
Job 4:7-9 (Eliphaz speaking to Job) “Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright destroyed? According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity and those who sow trouble harvest it. By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of His anger they come to an end.”
I Samuel 17:26-28 “David was speaking to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that kills this Philistine, and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that kills him. But Eliab, his eldest brother, heard when he was speaking unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why came you down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride, and the naughtiness of your heart; for you are come down that you might see the battle.”
I Samuel 25:10-11 “But Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are each breaking away from his master. Shall I then take my bread and my water and my meat that I have slaughtered for my shearers, and give it to men whose origin I do not know?
Matthew 9:2-6 “They were bringing to Him [Jesus of Nazareth] a paralytic, lying on a bed; and Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, Take courage, My son, your sins are forgiven. But some of the scribes said to themselves, This [man] blasphemes. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why are you thinking evil in your hearts? "For which is it easier to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise, and walk'? But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins… then He said to the paralytic, Rise, take up your bed, and go home.
Matthew 25:24-27 “The one also who had received the one talent came up and said, Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed. And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground; see, you have what is yours. But his master answered and said to him, You wicked, lazy slave; you knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I scattered no seed. It was binding on you, therefore, to be depositing my silver with the bankers, that on my coming, I should recover what is mine together with interest.”
      Who are "the bankers" in this parable above?
Mark 9:33-35 “And they came to Capernaum; and when He [Jesus of Nazareth] was in the house, He began to question them, What did you reason with yourselves on the road? But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another on the road as to who is greatest. And sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, If any one wants to be first, he shall be the last of all, and servant of all.
Acts 8:18-23 “Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money, saying, Grant this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit. But Peter said to him, May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! You have no part or portion in this matter, for your heart is not right before God. Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray the Lord that if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity.
Acts 24:26 “At the same time too, he [Felix] was hoping that money would be given him by Paul; therefore he also used to send for him quite often and converse with him.”


  wise, prudent, fruitful associations:

Exodus 32:11-14 “Then Moses entreated the Lord his God, and said, O Lord, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, 'With evil intent He brought them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth'? Turn from Your burning anger and change Your mind about doing harm to Your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants to whom You swore by Your Self, and did say to them, 'I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens, and all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.' So the Lord changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people.”
I Samuel 17:34-37 “David said unto Saul, Your servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: and I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Your servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God. David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.
Matthew 25:20-21 “The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, Master, you entrusted five talents to me; see, I have gained five more talents. His master said to him, Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master.
John 10:37-38 “If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.”


  new birth, new associations:

Acts 4:32 “And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own; but all things were regarded as common property to them.”
Galatians 6:3-4 “For is anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.”
Philippians 2:4 “Do not be taking note for what is in your own interests, but rather for the interests of others.”
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