“And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brothers. Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him”. – 1 John 4:21-5:1

The apostle John (and the Holy Spirit) make it evidently clear in this passage that to love God and be born of God is to love other Christians and evidences itself in love for other Christians. And this is why isolation from the body of Christ can be so dangerous.

As this article puts it, “As I was considering the coyote’s hunting strategy, it occurred to me that they prey upon the isolated family pet or animal that becomes separated from its mother.  Isolation is the key strategy for the coyote.  As we consider the Christian life, we must be reminded that isolation is the key strategy for the devil as well.  If he can somehow create circumstances and division that leads to isolation, he will move in for the attack.” Read the entire article “Isolation from the Church is Dangerous“.

As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day. Don’t be consumed by coyotes.