Evil Company Corrupts

There’s no doubt, the people you choose to spend the most time with will most certainly have an influence on your character. Just as iron sharpens iron, the people you surround yourself with will sharpen your mental and moral qualities (Proverbs 27:17). Solomon wrote that if we walk among the wise, we will become wise ourselves (Proverbs 13:20).  No wonder it’s so important for us to pay attention to our friendships. Paul instructed the church at Corinth to not even sit with a brother who was living in sexual immorality, knowing that the sinning brother would influence and lead the other brethren astray (1 Corinthians 5:11).  The phrase sit with here means to have a serious companionship with, not a casual acquaintance.  In other words, we are never   to treat people badly, or have a superior attitude, however we are not to keep company with people who will corrupt our good habits. The Bible says light cannot have fellowship with darkness (2 Corinthians 6:14). James describes friendship with the world as enmity with God (James 4:4). That’s why those we surround ourselves with matters! Choose your company wisely and watch who you spend your time with.