(63) I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
Who are our companions (associates)? Our friends should not merely claim a relationship with Christ - it should be evidenced that they fear (revere) God and keep His Word. Their walk should be compared to Scripture. Are they even trying to follow God's Word?
There are a couple of warnings about companions:
"He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed." (Proverbs 13:20)
"Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father." (Proverbs 28:7)
We need to be like Paul, whose companion was a fellowsoldier, a servant: "Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants." (Philippians2:25)