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Davidisms - Friends Are Like Elevators

Another sage teaching from my dad. One which steered me responsibly, and yet another lesson I passed down to my own children. Friends are like elevators. They will either take you up, or bring you down. Scripture says it this way, “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals,’” (1 Cor. 15:33). Solomon, the wisest man in the world, said the same thing. He cautioned others to not associate with those who partake in intentional sin (Prov. 23:20). Why is choosing our friends wisely so important? Because people take on the traits, characteristics, and personalities of those with whom they spend the most time. Including their habits. Language. Actions. It’s a great lesson for anyone, but it’s especially impactful for kids. And parents remember - you have every right to intervene if you see your child being negatively influenced by a friend. Because ultimately, it’s your job to teach them this truth. If you want to be wise, hang around wise people (Prov. 13:20). That’s because your friends are like elevators: They will either take you up, or bring you down.

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