Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV)
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV)
Paul is writing to the Christians in Corinth. He tells them in the previous verse, that if he should fight wild beasts tomorrow, and die, then maybe today he should eat, drink, and be merry? Then he says in this next verse, that we should not be deceived, evil corrupts good. He is warning all Christians to guard what they have. Hold on to righteousness. Don’t let bad things, or people, corrupt them. Stay right with God.
Our companions have a lot to do with our faith. Our communication has a lot to do with our faith, too. Choose friends and companions who will influence you for good!
Paul advises us to stay on the right path, and stay close to other Christians and the Lord when we are facing trials. For when we draw near to God, He draws near to us.
Dear Lord, help my brothers and sisters to stay close to you. Help us not to be distracted by the cares of this world. Build up a most Holy faith in us. Help us to live daily for You! In Jesus, Amen.
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