Show Me Your Friend by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL

FRIDAY 5TH FEBRUARY, 2021

SHOW ME YOUR FRIEND!

TEXT:PROVERBS 13:18-25

KEY VERSE: “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed” (PROVERBS 13:20).

*A proverb says, "Birds of a feather flock together." In the _Cold War_ era, various organisations formed to show alliance with one country or the other. The international movement called Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was founded by a set of leaders from five countries who did not want to align with either the United States of America or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Many other organisations have been constituted in view of keeping ties with like-minded countries.* *Today, individuals and groups are forming alliances to achieve certain purposes. While some of these organisations pursue positive agendas to further the cause of human development and progress, some others are for destructive reasons. They thus fit into the description in our text as "companions of fools".* *In life, not all associations are beneficial. We must ensure we do not go into alliance with anyone who could influence us negatively. Lives have been destroyed, dreams shattered and destinies ruined by simply going into associations with strange characters. Some firebrand believers in the past have brought ruin to themselves by straying and becoming companions of fools. They left the fold of God; now, they are deluded and walk in the path of destruction.* *Parents should learn to discipline their children. This will help them in the choice of friends they make and save them from avoidable ruin.*

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A man learns better by association with wiser people.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: MATTHEW 17-19

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