Summer Devotional August 7th, 2017

1 Corinthians 15:33:  “Do not be misled:  ‘Bad company corrupts good character.'”

We tell this to our kids all the time, but sometimes we ourselves don’t follow this advice.  Hanging out with sinners only leads to sin.  Being at the wrong place at the wrong time, which can lead to a lifetime of penance, is often from the company we keep.

God tells us to keep company with Christians for a reason (2 Corinthians 6:14-16).  We are stronger together.  The opposite is also true:  we are weaker together.

The Bible has a ton of verses on keeping good company (link HERE for more).

My advice:  hang out with those whom you admire, emulate, and want to become.  Those who have morals and values and a good heart.  Those with a desire to help others.  Those with a desire to help you achieve your goals, aspirations, and dreams.  Helpers not inhibitors.  Light not dark.

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2 comments on “Summer Devotional August 7th, 2017

  1. Lissette says:

    WHAT IS WITH THEE

    As I awake each morning
                                          My thoughts reach out to you
                                      A joy within me singing
                                          Jesus, I love you  too
     
    With anxious heart I hurry
                                           There is so much to do
                                      A dying world you’ve shown me
                                            I’ll save it Lord for you
                                     
                                      I charge with holy fury
                                            Heathens scatter — it is she
                                      With shield and armor ready
                                            Lord aren’t you proud of me?

    A more true and faithful worker
                                            You’ll never find than me
                                      But I haven’t felt your presence
                                            Lord, I’m feeling so wea–ry
     
                                      His words pierce through my spirit
                                            He asks “What is with thee?”
                                      I waited at my table
                                             But you just rushed past me
     
                                      The bread of life I offered
                                             You didn’t take time to eat
                                      And that I tell you truly
                                             Would have supplied your need
     
                                      I have so much to tell you
                                              Plans for your good on-ly
                                      You never stop to listen
                                              Why won’t you talk to me?
     
                                      Today I’m not so weary
                                               And some will even say
                                       She’s never in a hurry
                                               You see, I’ve learned to pray.
       
                                                                    By Lissette Trahan

  2. Lissette says:

    Wonderful link. We become more and more like the people we hang around with. Be it because of peer pressure or wanting to be liked and approved. I wish I would have started reading His Word earlier in my life, The warnings are all there.

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