Today’s reading is Proverbs 12-13.

“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”
Proverbs 13:20

What comment really needs to be added to this proverb? As I heard growing up, “If you lied down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas.” Or when I was a little older, “If you hangout in a barbershop, eventually you’ll get a haircut.” However, you want to say it, the people you spend the most time with and rely on the most are going to impact you. While we must all make contact with, interact with, show compassion and care to those who are against God, we must make sure our best friends are those who will lead us to wisdom.

Monday’s reading is Proverbs 14-15.

A Word for Our Kids

Hey kids, I hope you picked up on the proverb I shared with your parents. As you grow up, you will have lots of friends. I hope you are a caring person who reaches out to people of all types. However, please remember if you want to grow up in wisdom, make your best friends folks who will lead you closer to the Lord, not farther away. No matter how strong you think you are, don’t test this one. Certainly, be friends with all you can, but make sure you deepest relationships are with those who love the Lord.

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