Bible verses about isolation
Christians should never isolate themselves from other believers. Not only is it dangerous, but if we are to advance God’s kingdom how can we do it if we separate ourselves from other people? We are to put others before ourselves, but isolation shows selfishness and it will hinder your spiritual growth.
God did not make us to be alone. We are all part of the body of Christ and we are to have fellowship with one another. Would the devil rather come after a group of believers having fellowship and building each other in Christ or would he rather come after a struggling lone believer?
God equipped us with things to be used for good not to be wasted. If you’re a Christian and you don’t go to church find a biblical godly one. If you’re not regularly having fellowship with other believers then start today. We must work together and help others in their time of need and in our time of need we will have others to help us as well.
What does the Bible say?
1. Proverbs 18:1 One who has isolated himself seeks his own desires; he rejects all sound judgment.
2. Genesis 2:18 The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
3. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
4. Ecclesiastes 4:12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
5. Ecclesiastes 4:11 Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone?
Christian fellowship is a must.
6. Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
7. Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
8. Romans 15:1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.
9. Galatians 6:2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
10. Hebrews 13:1-2 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Isolation opens us up to spiritual attack. Sin, depression, selfishness, anger, etc.
11. 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
12. Genesis 4:7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”
13. Romans 7:21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.
14. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
The body of Christ does not function alone it functions together.
15. Romans 12:5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
16. 1 Corinthians 12:14 Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part.
17. 1 Corinthians 12:20-21 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!”
There is always a time though when you must be alone with God and pray.
18. Matthew 14:23 After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.
19. Luke 5:16 But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.
20. Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.