Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1Corinthians 15:33
Most times something in us leads us on to have surety in changing the lifestyle friends who are walking in ways that are not good. So instead of fleeing we stay so we can help them. This has its pros and cons but our focal scripture for today is enlightening us on the high tendency of our bad company corrupting our ways.
Good character in the scripture denotes the fruit of a life lived under the influenced of the Holy Spirit. By this you cannot explicitly say that you are beyond falling and so would temper with things not to be tampered with.If you refuse Hispromptings your highly susceptible to falling.
Note that it is easier for someone already on the floor to pull another standing to join him there. It would require lots of ‘strength and stability’ for the one standing to help the one on the floor back on his feet…
Company as used here is the group of close friends you do almost everything with. Psalms 1:1 says, ‘Blessed is the man who WALKS not in the counsel of the wicked, nor STANDS in the way of sinners, nor SITS in the seat of scoffers;…
These words walk, stand and sit in the above text indicates an activity we do everyday and blessed is he who does not these things with bad company.
It is drops of water they say that makes a mighty ocean, naturally we as humans pick up bad attitudes easier than the good ones so be careful, you might see that relationship as harmless now but bit by bits you’d be molded into the character of the people around you.
This is not to say you should totally avoid your friends though extreme cases might call for that but ofcourse you have a responsibility to pray for them and hope their ways also change as well. Nonetheless in doing this, be mindful and stay alert. You don’t need to always sit, stand and walk with them to cause a shift in thier lives.
MAY YOUR FRAGRANCE (CHARACTER) ATTRACT THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND INFLUENCE LIVES POSITIVELY IN JESUS NAME.