Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

“Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character” (1 Corinthians 15:33).

Be wise who you give your ear, heart, time, and mind to.

If you are around the wrong people long enough, if you listen to the wrong things long enough, pretty soon what is wrong will seem right while what is right will seem wrong.

Be wise who you give your ear, heart, time, and mind to.

As a follower of Jesus Christ, there are several things you can do to protect yourself from error.

First, commit to weekly worship. We need a weekly reminder of who God is and who we are. We need a weekly recalibration that takes place as we listen to God’s word preached. This is not an option. We need to worship. God is not the one who needs to be worshiped. It is we who need to weekly hear and eat from God’s word.

Second, commit to a daily reading of God’s word. God’s word is the greatest weapon against falsehood, error, and sin. We read God’s word because we need it. This too is not an option. God’s people need God’s truth found in God’s word.

Finally, surround yourself with people who have committed to submit to God and God’s word. Be with those committed to God-honoring character.

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