Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
As you have probably noticed over the year, I often refer to my parents, and the things they had said to me while growing up. I guess I really looked up to them even more than even I realized. Their words of wisdom continually come back and are a constant reminder of what life is really all about.
One of the things my dad said when I was younger was, “you are who you hang out with.” At the time, I did not believe it. I thought, “no way, I am my own person. I am who I am, and they are different.” However, as I have grown older and begin to look around, I see he was right. If you want to see the kind of person you are, just look at the people with whom you choose to associate. I am not talking about those people you are forced to go to school with, or work with. I am referring to the times when it is your choice, who do you choose to spend most your time with. Dear reader, let me just tell you that who they are, is a good indicator of who you are as well.
I often wondered where my Christian parents came up with all their wisdom. Now I can see, most of their wisdom must have come from Gods Word. Proverbs 13:20 says pretty much the same thing my dad said. If you walk with wise people, they will make you wiser. Being around wise people will cause you to think and learn. On the other hand, hanging out with a group of people who have no desire to be better at anything, who make foolish decisions, and disregard God and His Word, will make you just like them. So, as you look around at the friends you choose to be around, ask yourself, just who am I?
Ok, so what if your inspection shines a light on the fact, you may not have the best friend, now what. Well, you have two choices. First, if you want to better yourself, find and make new encouraging friends. Secondly, help your old friends become wiser. Talk with them about the Bible, and God. If they do not want to become wiser, you will not have to leave them. I promise! You will see, these so-called friends, will eventually leave you.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Hosea 11-14 / Psalm 39 / Proverbs 13 / Luke 5
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 37-41 / Rom. 4
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director