- Joe Norton
Walking With the Wise (11/3/2019)
“He who walks with wise men will be wise,
“But the companion of fools will be destroyed” (Proverbs 13:20).
Influence is a powerful force in our lives that we should never take lightly whether we are talking about the influence others have on us or the influence we have on others. The context here is evidently the influence of others on us.
This text is direct and positive: associating with those of good character leads to a positive result but associating with those of questionable character can or will lead to moral ruin.
As Christians, we are advised to be careful of those with whom we associate because of the possibility of being led away from the teaching of the scriptures and even into activities that will damage our moral fiber.
Paul speaks directly in 1 Corinthians 15:33: “Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits.’ ” Following such sound advice can save us from heartache and spiritual destruction.