For most of us growing up we probably heard a parent or teacher quote this familiar Bible verse! It is amazing how the simplest of principles can sometimes become the most complex. We so easily fall into the trap of the “wrong they”.
It may be big things that scream out that our friends are the wrong they or it may be small things that we might easily overlook. Things like a negative attitude, gossiping, lack of making wise choices and lack of love for God can end up being huge things if we allow them to have an influence on our character.
Father, thank you that you have a great plan and purpose for my life. As I look closely at the friendships in my life help me to see things from your perspective. Help me to have the courage to step back from the relationships that are pulling me down and keeping me from growing closer to you. Help me to find the right friends and be a friend of great character. In Jesus’ name, Amen.