Topic: Mind Your Companions – from – Higher Every Day by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi [Monday, February 19, 2018].
KEY VERSE: “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed” (Proverbs 13:20).
The human mind is a very I impressionable stuff, easily adopting and adapting to influences around it. This is more pronounced in children and young people who must mimic or copy what they see or hear as a part of their growth and development process. In view of this established fact, some religions invest heavily targeting children as a strategy for growing future population of their members. Thus, Jim Rohn affirms, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with… So, younger Christians must make conscious efforts to identify and associate with prayerful and more experienced Christian leaders to ensure positive influence.
Remember, Amnon, the son of David, was destroyed because of the evil influence of his cunning friend, Jonadab (II Samuel 13:1- 14, 26-32). In the modern world, your companions also include the radio, television, internet and the print media. They are available every day, twenty four hours as agents of socialization. Exposure to bad products from them is very harmful. Make friends of God’s children and avoid sinful entertainments.
Challenge: Challenge: Evil companions can ruin your great future if you let them.
Prayer: Father, help me to make your word my permanent companion.
Quote: Make friends of God’s children
Bible Reading in one Year: Proverbs 2: 1-24