When our children were growing up, we had many conversations about their friends. Were they good influences? Bad influences?
We knew that who they were hanging around with when we weren’t around was going to have a huge impact on their decision making.
1 Corinthians 15:33 says, Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
The older I get, the more I realize that this applies to people of all ages. I’ve seen first hand what happens when adults associate with people who have no morals.
Before long, they mimic their behavior, their language and their habits.
I’ve been in ministry long enough to see marriages fall apart, godly people fall away from church, and families destroyed all because they chose to associate with the wrong people.
Our closest friends, our inner circle, need to be women of high character. Women who build us up and encourage us to live a godly life.
Let me encourage you today, to examine your friends. Are they a positive influence in your life? Choose wisely!
Be on your guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be brave. Be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
This song was the first one that came to my mind when I was thinking about bad company corrupts good morals.
Have a blessed day!