“Evil communications [companions] corrupt good manners [morals]” (I Corinthians 15:33). The choice of personal associates is very important. To go wrong here could cause one to lose his soul. There is an old proverb that says, “There were two dry logs and one green log, but the dry logs burned up the green one.” Our associates could destroy us. We all need congenial society. The kind of people with whom we associate is a sure sign of our character. We are the result of our choices. One may be ever so sound in the Faith, but if he frequents the company of corrupt men he will soon become as they are. We should be careful of our company because of what we are. Evil companions will not tolerate us unless we adapt to their so-called “lifestyle.” Our dedication to Christ should be so complete that we will shun evil companions. Half-hearted men lead only half a life. The only way to keep character up is to live up to the highest standard at all times —Jesus Christ. Paul said, “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11).
G. K. Wallace