Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgement.
Sadly, this has hit me right in the gut over the past few years, and especially over the past few weeks. I have seen so many of my dear friends, brothers, falling by the wayside because of hidden sin and the failure to live in dependance on God, through The Holy Spirit.
We NEED people to remind us of the seriousness of sin, and we NEED to be turned to the gospel. By ourselves, we justify stupid decisions and say, "don't be a fanatic...just toe the line...try to do better". But the gospel we need to be reminded of says, "If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off..." and we're also told that we must cling to Jesus in order to live a life that pleases God.
If you've been living in isolation, flirting with disastrous sin, run to Christ, and from there, lean on others who will help to point you to Him. Consider James 5:16, which explains to us the need to walk alongside one another.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Even further, look to 2 Timothy 2:22 where we told to actively pursue righteousness alongside one another.
"So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart."
Come out of the dark, alongside other people who are clinging to Jesus, and live in light of His grace...rather than floundering under the lie that anything else can satisfy.