Bad Company Corrupts
corrupts good habits. The Bible tells us in 1 Cor 15:33 that when you
hang out with people who do evil, you will end up doing exactly what
they do. Do not be deceived.
Exodus 23:2 tells us "You shall not follow a multitude
to do evil. Neither shall you speak in a cause in order to follow many
in order to wrest judgment".
Just because everyone is doing it does not
make it right. Crowds are not an indication that something is right.Proverbs 4:14 warns "Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not
into the way of evil.
Proverbs 24:1 says, "Do not be jealous of evil men, nor
desire to be with them." What this verse also means is for us not to be
envious of these people and wish to be in their company. Movie stars,
sports personnel, models, rich people or people who do not know and
follow the Lord.
First Corinthians 5:11 warns us ". . . not to associate
intimately (with) . . . fornicators, or covetous, or idolaters, or
revilers, or drunkards, or extortioners; with such, do not eat".
Do not be yoked with the
unbelievers. What fellowship does righteousness have with lawlessness?
What communion has light with darkness? 2Cor 6:14. What has Bad Company got to do with good?
What company are you keeping right
Exodus 34:12 warns to "Take heed to
yourself, lest (or in case) you make a covenant with the people of the
land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you.
Beware of the company you keep,
regardless of how harmless (or innocent) they may seem, in case you
make a covenant them, without knowing.
There are blessings that come by
associations but the other side of the coin is also true, and that is,
curses also do come by association. Glory to God.
Why is the Crucifixion so important to us?