Almost everyday we begin and begun to meet new kinds of friends in life but we fail to dissociate the friends from a friend.
Bad friends are those sources which have been elected by the Satan to block once talents or potentials in life. We get new ideas and we share them with those whom we called our best friends but we do not ask whether that kind of friend is made for me or not and only to forget that Satan uses those closest to us, whose opinions we have, to get to our potential. He kills our vision by shaking faith in God and our confidence in ourselves.
Bad friends are defined as the negative source of breakages who have temporarily fallen out in life. Simply, it is those who try to impose their bad practices into us. Bad friends adversely influence you with a strong suggestions you cannot do away with it. All those who steal, take in alcoholic drinks, engage themselves in prostitute were all influenced by the type of friends they chose.
Paul warns us in 1 Corinthians 15:33 Don’t be deceived! “Evil companionship’s corrupt good morals.”. People who have been able to achieve in life and those who wasn’t able to achieve depend on the type of friends that person moves along with when climbing the steps to success.
There are a lot of friends in this world but I have summarize only three of them.
Firstly, the scornful friends are one of them. David described a lot of friends in Psalm 1:1 and they are the ungodly, sinners and the scornful friends. Scornful friends are those who sit down and destroys those who have a vision. talents in life.
Some characteristics of a scornful friends are those
– who make fun of the things of God, mock God, church e.t..c.
– have intelligent and skills to defend themselves. Scornful friends always wants to use their skills to destroy those who have a determined in life. They always present a good arguments which is bad to make it look appreciable to deceive their dear ones.
– They glamorize sin without any shame.
Jeremiah 15:17 says “I never sat in the company of revelers, never made merry with them; I sat alone because your hand was on me and you had filled me with indignation”
It could be better and best if one could sit alone and wait for the glory of God to come upon him/her than to seat with the mockers.
Also, the angry friends are also one of the bad friends one need to avoid in life. Solomon said “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared”. Those who associate themselves with angry people end up learning their ways. If you make friends with an angry person, you would later end up imitating his/her lifestyle.
Last but not least, the back stabber friend is another kind of bad friend you need to avoid in life. Jesus Christ even had a back stabber friend and that was Judas Iscariot. A back stabber friend would always
– offer friendship and practice hypocrisy.
– they only spend what you have but they don’t give theirs to others.
Jesus demonstrated the importance of disregarding the opinions of others (bad friends) when He went to Jerusalem one Passover and crowds believed in Him because of the miracle He performed.
“But Jesus would not entrust Himself to the, for He knew all men. He did not need man’s testimony about man, for He knew what was in a man (John 2:24-25).
To be able to fully carry on in life, you must take an inventory of those who are good and those that are bad for Proverbs 12:26 says “The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray”
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