Scripture Reading: Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Reflections: The writer of Proverbs draws our attention to one of the choices we have to make in life- companions. The Cambridge English Dictionary defines a companion as a ‘person you spend a lot of time with often because you are friends’. The writer of Proverbs goes further to establish that there are basically two kinds of companions in life- the wise and the foolish. He concludes by saying that the kind of companions you have will largely determine your fate overtime. Those who keep company with wise people, he says, will become wise while those who become companions of fools will end up suffering harm/destruction. From this we note that biblically, it is critical to be selective in who your friends should be. Wise persons should be your target as a matter of course! From the perspective of the Bible, wise people are first of all God fearing and demonstrate actions that shows reverence to God. Secondly they don’t involve themselves in prodigal living. Thirdly they live to improve themselves and aspire to become responsible people. Fools do exactly the opposite. They treat God’s word lightly. They hardly ever add value to their lives. They are wasteful and lack foresight and visionary living. No wonder they run into trouble and suffer harm in the long run. Why don’t you ask God to help you cut off fools from your life and rather connect to wise people. Don’t ever ignore the fact companions will largely determine your fate over time!
Prayer: Dear Lord, I am setting out to cut off fools in my life and to connect to only wise companions. Anoint me to do so effectively.
Confession: I don’t hang around with fools. I only keep company with the wise.