Are you a person who enjoys spending time alone? Some alone time is good. The experts tell us that introverts need more time away from interaction with other people than do extroverts. But Proverbs 18:1 provides a healthy warning against too much isolation. If you find yourself or a friend consistently walling others out, there may be reason for concern.
“A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; he rages against all wise judgment” (Proverbs 18:1, NKJV).
Why? Too much time alone can cause us to go off on mental tangents that can be dangerous and may move us in the direction of avoiding wise counsel. If we are isolating ourselves for reasons of secrecy, this begs the question again: Why? Things done in secret usually shouldn’t be done at all. Some alone time is great, but balance is the key.
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.