Scripture: Proverbs 28:7 Young people who obey the law are wise; those with wild friends bring shame to their parents.
Devotional: Today’s passage tackles the difficult subject of friends. As a parent, you will face the inevitable time in your kids’ life when friends take a major front seat in influencing your child. This can be a good thing, or a very bad thing. And it’s up to you as a parent to help your child make good choices when it comes to who they hang with.
Helping your child early on to realize that “Bad company corrupts good character” (1 Corinthians 15:33) and “Walk with the wise and you become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm” (Proverbs 13:20) will go a long way in helping them to live a godly life. And to protect them from the harm that results in walking with fools.
- What are you doing as a parent to influence your child in walking with wise friends? With being a wise friend?