The Bad Boy
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
— 1 Corinthians 15:33
In almost every group it’s safe to assume there will be each of the following: leaders, followers, gossipers, micromanagers, and a bad boy (or girl).
One of the first verses I memorized growing up was 1 Corinthians 15:33. I’m sure it’s because my parents wanted me to choose my friends wisely. To drive the point home, my mom would read a proverb to my brother and me every morning before we started school. I used to love hearing about the fool and the wise man. Here are just a few examples of what it means to choose your friends wisely:
A real friend. “A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray” (Proverbs 12:26). Anyone can pretend to be your friend at first, but a real friend remains through the good times and bad.
Mo’ money, mo’ problems. “The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends” (Proverbs 14:20). Sometimes people like you more because you have money. It’s no secret that economic times have forced us to give up a lot ...
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