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Choosing Right Friends, Saves Lives.

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Choosing Right Friends, Saves Lives.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Can You Tell A Friend From A Foe!

 

1. Choosing A Wrong Friend Means You Hate Your Own Soul.

Proverbs 29:24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.  

2. Three Steps To A Blessed Life.

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

3. Real Friends Strengthen You In God.

1 Samuel 23:16 And Jonathan Saul’s son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.

4. Real Friends Fear God And Obey His Word. (Have Convictions)

Psalm 119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

5. True Friends Agree With Scripture Truth.

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

6. God Takes Notice Of The Company You Keep.

Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

7. Fellowship With Those That Believed The Doctrine – Kept Pentecost Alive.

Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

8. Warning Against Unequal Yokes.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

9. Many Are Lost Because Of Wrong Company.

Exodus 23:2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

10. The Snare Of Compromising For Your Friends.

Deuteronomy 12:30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.

11. Keep Your Heart Under Control.

Psalm 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

12. The Preserving Power Of Discretion And Understanding.

Proverbs 2:11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

13. Evil Communications Corrupt Good Manners.

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

14. Take An Open Stand Against Wrong In Front Of Evil Doers.

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

Ephesians 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

15. Some Are Destitute Of The Truth. Withdraw From Them.

1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

 

  • Vexation with his evil environment saved Lot.
  • Hatred of idolatry and uncleanness kept David.

 

Good Friends with keep you from getting in trouble with God.

Evil Friends are only focused on fleshly pleasures.

The Friends you choose will determine what you become.

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

November 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

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