In my work with youth I see a lot of teens who are seemingly lured in by the “wrong crowd” and wind up doing serious damage to their lives. Many of these young people also profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior! The painful thing for me is watching the slow destruction of the incredible potential many of them possess. What’s worse, many of the young people I’ve seen heading down the wrong road have actually sought out these destructive relationships on their own. Some in an attempt to get back at wrongs they believe they’ve been done by their parents, or by society–others are excited by the lure of the sin or the “fun” they believe everyone else is having. Still, many just want to “experiment” and don’t believe they’ll get caught up in the destruction. Friends, let me assure you, the company you keep will decide who you become. Take a look at your relationships today and do what has to be done!
“Do not be mislead, “Bad company corrupts good character.'” 1 Corinthians 15:33