Who You Run With Matters

  It has always amazed me that some people dismiss how serious is their choice of friends and companions. "Evil companions corrupt good morals, " (1 Cor. 15:33, ASV). Psalm one says the blessed person does not have his association with the evil. Proverbs 1:15, after revealing the wickedness of the wicked, "My son, walk not thou in the path with them; refrain thy foot from their path." These are but a few instructions regarding our choice of companions.

  Yet, some with marital trouble team up with the multi-divorced. The drunkards keep company at the bars. Some must think "rubbing elbows" with the foul-mouthed, profane, rude and crude element will not affect them. You wonder what is between their ears where a brain is usually found!

  While we reach out with the truth to those who live against God, we dare not embrace them to partake of their wicked ways. We influence others but others influence us also. Especially is it important that the Christian be careful who are his friends.