The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Whether you’re a student or working adult, it’s so important to surround yourself with the right people. Today’s verse tells us that the righteous, that’s you and I who are righteous in Christ, should choose their friends carefully, because the wrong friends can lead them astray.
If you hang out with people who are always complaining and telling you why things you want to see can’t be done, they will talk cynicism, doubt and fear into your heart. They will discourage you and talk you out of your dreams and aspirations. The wrong friends can even lure you into destructive habits and illegal activities.
So choose wisely whom you hang out with. Trust the favor of God to give you Spirit- and faith-filled friends who will lift you up when you’re down, give you godly counsel and inspire you to accomplish your God-given dreams. Thank the Lord that this provision is yours through His finished work—Jesus was “put far” from His friends at the cross (Psalm 88:18), so that you could be blessed with many good ones!