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Proverbs 5:6 NASB

Here is the thing about someone who willingly leads you into sin and bad choices – they don’t really want what is best for you. For that matter, they aren’t really interested in what is best for themselves, either. We can be led astray believing the other person does want what is best for us. It doesn’t really take long to figure out that they don’t. Often, they just don’t want to walk into an abyss alone. There is a selfish justification for them when you go with them. They feel better about their poor choices when they don’t suffer through them alone. They do tend to be ignorant about their own inability to live a godly life. This just makes them more dangerous. In this New Year, is there perhaps a relationship you should consider easing away from or perhaps even fleeing it altogether? We are responsible for who we hang out with and who we allow to influence our decisions.  The mature friend says, “If I really loved this person I would not act against their interest and my own. I will reject this immorality because I do in fact love them and will express my love only in ways that would honor God and His people.” Or maybe even, ‘My desire for pleasure and adventure must not reign supreme in my life. Whatever good I may think would come of this, it is not good and will not bring good.” Today, consider who is potentially influencing your decisions and whose decisions you are impacting, and consider if both are being done with God’s  best (for yourself and for others) in mind. #BeTheEdge


“Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”” 1 Corinthians 15:33 NASB