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THE RIGHT KIND OF FRIEND


“Do not be deceived: Evil company corrupts good habits.”
(1 Corinthians 15:33)

Bible Verses: Genesis 13:1-18; Matthew 26:14-16; John15:1-17

There is One True Friend that a child of God can ever have. This is the Friend who came into this world to re-establish and illuminate you. This True Friend is Jesus Christ because He is the only one who paid your debts with His own Blood and no one in this world can ever do the same. Bad friends are those who cannot influence you to do the right things or they may be bad because one day they are in light and the next day they are in darkness. This was never the case with the LORD Jesus Christ. He is the perfect Friend and He is one whom you should desire to walk with daily because He is the best company and He will never leave you. As for bad company, they will get you in trouble, eat up your light, and dump you. The story of Judas Iscariot is one good example of what happens when someone chooses to interact with the wrong type of people. He ended up committing suicide because he was deceived into betraying the LORD because he lusted for a few silver coins. Privately he had been giving information about Jesus to a group of people whose aim was only to kill the Son of God. Rather than trusting Jesus who had even in Luke 10:19 assured him that He would give him authority to tremble upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, he went on to trust in the group that was working against Jesus. After they had got what they wanted from him, they immediately dumped him and his life became so empty that he ended up committing suicide. You must know that Jesus sacrificed his life for you in order that you may have everlasting life. It is therefore important for you to fully yield yourself to Him as He did for you. When you do this, Jesus will re-establish your character and His light will shine upon you. Alleluia!!!
 

PRAYER
Dear Almighty Father, thank You for showing me how to get the right kind of friends. Thank You for letting me know that light and darkness have no associations. I pray that I may always be associated with the right friends who encourage me to do only the right things. In Jesus’ mighty name I pray.