In the latest Forward Tilt, Isaac Morehouse thinks about this rule-of-thumb:
"We are the sum of the five people with whom we spend the most time."He proposes a great exercise that might lead to the conclusion that we should make some changes.
But, consider also that the people with whom you spend the most time may not be living, or you may not be spending physical time with them. It would be worthwhile to repeat Isaac's exercise with the five people you spend the most time reading.
We become the things in which we immerse ourselves.
This past Sunday, Kevin DeYoung preached a sermon on Exodus 34:29-35, in which he gets to the heart of this matter. Can people tell that we have been in the presence of God and immersed in His Word?