Proverbs 1:10 (msg) Dear friend, if bad companions tempt you, don’t go along with them.
I love this verse. So simply put and powerful. Problem is, I think we overlook it because of it’s simplicity. As adults I think many of us think peer pressure stops in our teens.
Which is not true. Being an adult is like peer pressure on steroids. I see so many people making bad decisions with their lives because of bad companions and their advice.
Few things to remember. People who would tempt you to do wrong…
1. Always have an ulterior motive.
2. Are always selfish.
3. Always want company so they don’t have to take personal responsibility.
4. Will always blame you, and leave you holding the bag when it comes down to it.
5. Never think long term, or about consequences, or care who they hurt, you included.
That’s why they are called “bad” companions. So I’ll tell you like you’re momma did, “if your friend jumped off a bridge, would you?”. The answer for everyone wanting to have good life is NO.