Dear Child, Who Are Your Friends –Part 2

Dear Child, Who Are Your Friends –Part 2

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Hello dear, yesterday we began a topic on companions (your friends), a continuation of lessons from the famous King Solomon.

I was able to identify for you the kind of people the king called bad companions. I told you they are people who try to get you involved in things that will not please God and your parents.

You also have to be careful not to be that kind of friend to your friends; don’t be a bad companion to those around you.

I also told you that, these bad companions are not necessarily your age mates, they could be people older than you, so you have to be careful not to listen to people because they are older, first of all, be sure that whatsoever they are asking you to do is not against the will of God and that of your parents.

Let’s continue with our bible verse of yesterday.                            

Dear friend, if bad companions tempt you, don’t go along with them. If they say — “Let’s go out and raise some hell. Let’s beat up some old man, mug some old woman. Let’s pick them clean and get them ready for their funerals.  We’ll load up on top-quality loot. We’ll haul it home by the truckload. Join us for the time of your life! With us, it’s share and share alike!” — Oh, friend, don’t give them a second look; don’t listen to them for a minute. They’re racing to a very bad end, hurrying to ruin everything they lay hands on. Nobody robs a bank with everyone watching, yet that’s what these people are doing — they’re doing themselves in. When you grab all you can get, that’s what happens: the more you get, the less you are.  –Proverbs 1:10-20 (MSG)

King Solomon was helpful; he already told us the behaviour of these people, let’s analyze this verse to see them ourselves.

1. Let’s go out and raise some hell.

Anyone who tells you to make trouble or do things that disturb other people is a bad companion.

2. Let’s beat up some old man, mug some old woman.

Be careful of people who bring up ideas to disrespect or treat elderly people badly, run away from such people.

3. Let’s pick them clean and get them ready for their funerals.

Don’t listen to whoever asks you to take what doesn’t belong to you and hurt other people. Causing pain isn’t the will of God, and your parents will not be proud to find out you were involved in such either.

4. Join us for the time of your life!

Do not listen to anyone who promises you fun outside of God’s word; it’s all a lie of the devil. Whatever fun that your parents aren’t aware of is going to get you in trouble. Be sure to always tell mum, and Dad the truth of where ever you go.

Finally, King Solomon tells us the end of such people, it’s all trouble and regrets. Choose your companions wisely, and let Mum, and Dad know your friend and what you do together.

PRAYER:
Father in the name of Jesus, I pray for wisdom to recognize bad companions in Jesus name. Amen.

ACTION PLAN:                           
Decide to let go of every bad companion today

DECLARATION:
I am a child of God, I will not be a bad companion to those around me. I keep good friends in Jesus name.

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Dear Child, Who Are Your Friends?

Dear Child, Who Are Your Friends?

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Hello dear child, who are your friends? Today we’ll be continuing our lesson from King Solomon from the book of Proverbs.

Today I want to talk to you about keeping bad company, it’s important that as God’s children we should be around the right people, King Solomon didn’t leave this out when he was instructing us.

See what he says here;

Dear friend, if bad companions tempt you, don’t go along with them. If they say — “Let’s go out and raise some hell. Let’s beat up some old man, mug some old woman. Let’s pick them clean and get them ready for their funerals.  We’ll load up on top-quality loot. We’ll haul it home by the truckload. Join us for the time of your life! With us, it’s share and share alike!” — Oh, friend, don’t give them a second look; don’t listen to them for a minute. They’re racing to a very bad end, hurrying to ruin everything they lay hands on. Nobody robs a bank with everyone watching, yet that’s what these people are doing — they’re doing themselves in. When you grab all you can get, that’s what happens: the more you get, the less you are.  –Proverbs 1:10-20 (MSG)

Wow, he took his time to speak about this in ten verses! Let’s pick them one by one!

If bad friends tempt you, do not go with them. Do you know who bad friends are?

They are the ones that tell you to do things God will not be happy about; friends that make you disobey your parents and elders. Those are bad friends king Solomon is talking about.

They are everywhere and you have to beware of them, you’ll find them in your neighborhood, in school, and even in church. These people can be old or young as you, it doesn’t matter the age.

That’s why King Solomon summed these persons up as companions, as long as they are around you, they are companions and you have to stay clear of them.

It’s very easy to recognize them; anyone that gives you ideas outside the will of God is a bad companion.

To be continued…

PRAYER:
Father in the name of Jesus, I pray for wisdom to recognize bad companions in Jesus name. Amen.

ACTION PLAN:                           
Decide to let go of every bad companion today

DECLARATION:
I am a child of God, I will not be a bad companion to those around me. I keep good friends in Jesus name.

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