Does God Care about Who I Call Friend?
1 Corinthians 15:33 – Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”
First, I would love to say that as a believer, biblical truths and instructions do not get old. The human brain tends to get familiar with things and subsequently, discards them. However, praise be to God, our minds are constantly being renewed (Romans 12:2). We have to always renew our minds with the word. In this way, biblical truths and instructions do not get old. We keep them fresh in us and never lose the joy you first had when you first heard them. So this brings us to instructions in the word about the kind of company we keep.
The key verse was speaking specifically about doctrine. On this note, one would only wonder “who do I talk with that could possibly corrupt my doctrine?” Well, the question can be solved by knowing those who are in your inner circle. Those in your inner circle are your fellow church members. That is to say, your brothers and sisters in Christ. Your brothers and sisters in Christ cannot corrupt your doctrine. Only people who do not believe in what you believe in can corrupt your doctrine. Such people are heretics, extremist and those hear-says. So as believers we watch out for such people and weigh doctrine by the word of God as it is our final authority.
Our association is very key as believers. We have to check ourselves frequently. We have to ask key questions like: “who am I hanging out with?” “Is he or she of any value to my spiritual growth?” “Why do I need this person?” If this questions are answered in the negative, then you must begin to tread carefully. Hope this helps guide you when making your next friendship decision.
Father guide me to the right people
Author – Miebi