Voices: Friendships

Devotion for Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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

When I was young I heard a preacher say, “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” In many ways I have found that to be true. This proverb gives us some wisdom when it comes to friends. The word “walk” here convey’s the idea of spending time with or doing life with. People that are wise spend time with other wise people and learn from them. But the foolish person is un-discerning (is that a word) about the character and wisdom of the people that they let influence them.

The people you spend time with will influence you. Period.

We may have read and learned about this verse before, but I think it’s so important that we take this in and apply it to our lives.

You and I need wise voices speaking into our lives.

What are some steps you can take to invite wise voices into your life?
Are there any friends that are acting foolish and are affecting you?