Be friends with the good ones and avoid the bad ones

good friends

Sometimes, I’ve noticed that people try to keep away from the good one’s especially those who pray a lot. They avoid those who read the Bible and can quote verses from them. Such is their way for thinking is that they want mischief makers as their friends.

The weird reason for those who prefer such bad word giving, god avoiding, sensual and prankster kind of people for their friends is that these people are ‘more’ fun. Now, that a ridiculous choice. What’s the point of having fun when that fun will lead you to shame, torture and hopelessness in the fires of hell?

Please read below what Jesus Christ himself spoke about hell and those who cause others to sin:

42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. 43 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell.47 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, 48 ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ 49 For everyone will be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good,but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” (Mark 9:42-50)

If don’t want to risk being tempted very often, do a great favor to yourself and keep away from all your wicked friends. Don’t ask how that is to be done but rather focus on why that is so important to be done. Is risking hell fire so valuable for your that you do no want to let go of deceitful friends?

Now the good friends in life may not have great taste in music, art etc. Yet these are good because they do what is right. They decide to uphold the law. They encourage you to walk in the right path of life. What more do you need? Plus these are the one’s who stand by you in times of trouble. They warn you of dangers if you don’t about that, because they love you and don’t wish that you get harmed.

The really best friends are the one’s who encourage you the love and the serve the Lord Jesus more and more. If you get such friends, always value them. Don’t bother about looks but rather see if the heart is pure. What good does it do you if you have a fine looking friend who is a hypocrite towards you? It would be better that you didn’t waste your pleasantries on those who are bad and only looks for chances to make you lose your faith and hope.

Here are a few verse that you can reflect and benefit from:

  • Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.  For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)
  • Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. (Proverbs 13:20)
  • Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find? (Proverbs 20:6)
  • Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. (Proverbs 22:24-25)
  • Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel (Proverbs 27:9)
  • Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33)

Posted on April 8, 2015, in Practical living, Relationship and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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