Who are you walking with?

Devotion for Saturday, October 15, 2011

Proverbs 13:20
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

This is a principle I wish every student would be able to believe and understand at the earliest age possible. It’s so important.

There is a lie and the lie goes like this: The people I hang out with and spend time with won’t influence me. I know they are headed down a path I shouldn’t be on, but they won’t influence me that way. We can be close and I’ll make them better.

Similarly it can goes like this: I know that girl who likes me isn’t a Christain, but she’s so pretty and popular. This might be my only shot at dating someone that pretty, and besides maybe I can get her to come to church.

Now I’m not saying that if someone is not a christian that they are automatically a “fool.”
Nor am I saying that you shouldn’t be friendly with people who do wrong things, cause we all do things that are wrong.

What I am saying is this… Your close friends will help determine the quality and direction of your life.

This principle can work for you or against you.

So today, here are some questions for you:

Who do you need to “walk” with in your life? Who are some wise people that you need to be around?
Who are you close to that is foolish? Who do you need to spend less time with? Don’t be a jerk, but make wise choices about who you spend your time with.