“One who has unreliable friend soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24).
Birds of a feather flock together.
“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm” (Proverbs 13:20).
“Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character” (1 Corinthians 15:33).
It matters who we spend our time with. It matters who our friends are.
You see, when God wants to bless us, the primary way in which God blesses is through the presence of another person.
The problem is that when satan wants to destroy us, the primary way satan destroys is by sending someone into our lives who leads us astray from God and his truths.
So how can you tell who sent whom?
That’s a great question.
The primary answer is to look at the scriptures. Anyone who leads you closer to God and closer to the scriptures is God-sent. Anyone who leads you further from God and his truths revealed in the scriptures needs to be avoided. They are not sent by God.
Be wise, my friends. Let God’s truths revealed in the scriptures to guide you.