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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This Friend You’ve Given Me

THIS FRIEND YOU’VE GIVEN ME

The many gifts and blessings Lord
That you have given me
Fill me with thanks and gratitude
And love that praises thee

But there’s one thing above the rest
I treasure specially
I hardly know how to express
It means so much to me

When sorrow strikes I call her
She hears my “Woe is me”
And let’s me talk forever
Then says, “Let’s pray, shall we?”

You knew all she would have to be
To get along with me
So then you gave her Patience,
Love and Humility

But what I cherish most of all
Is the ability
To share the love we have for You
With this friend
You’ve given me

By:
Lissette Trahan