Friends are so important to our lives. We all need friends that we can count on no matter what. A true friend is one who always has your best interest at heart. Friends want you to succeed and are genuinely proud when you do. Friends celebrate life’s victories with you and grieve with you during times of mourning. We spend a lot of time in this life with our friends, so it is essential that we choose friends who are good for us. Another obstacle that can test our faith is having the wrong friends.
Our friends have a lot of influence on us, which is why it’s so important that we choose the right friends. Truth is, we become like our friends. One dad said if he could just make one decision for his kids, it would be who their friends are. That dad understands that our friends can be an obstacle that tests our faith. Our friends can lead us to do things that we never thought we’d do. Friends who don’t share our faith can even lead us away from God. Teenagers or adults, it matters who your friends are because your faithfulness to God may depend on it.
“Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals”(I Cor.15:33).