“And on the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people were sitting in the square before the house of God, greatly distressed by the occasion and because of the rain. Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, ‘You have been unfaithful; you have married foreign women, adding to Israel’s guilt. Now honor the Lord, the God of your ancestors, and do His will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives.”
– Ezra 10:9-11
Father, help me to exercise wisdom in who I associate with. Help me to recognize those who will be a negative influence in my relationship with you. Help me to build relationships with those who will help build me up, and help me to do the same for others.
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