Prov. 13:20 - He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm. NASU
When Barry Davis was coaching college wrestling, he told me about quite a few different wrestlers he knew and coached who associated with the wrong people, and ruined their careers.
One wrestler connected with the wrong girlfriend and instead of returning the next year and becoming a National Champ, he didn't even finish as an All American.
Solomon said it many years ago and this is still great advice today. Choose your friends wisely. If you become friends with a fool it will cost you dearly.
All in all both men are simply saying something like this: "Show me your friends and I will show you your future."
We all have one thing in common and that is we are going to die.
So what are you going to do with your life before death comes knocking on your door?
The one thing you don't want to do is waste your time associating with the wrong people.
Serago's paraphrase of what Solomon says reads like this: "You associate with fools and it will bring guaranteed suffering into your life."
THE MESSAGE says it this way, "Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces."
Read God's Word because it will tell you the type of people to have as friends.
Think About These:
A wise man learns by the experiences of others. An ordinary man learns by his own experiences. A fool learns by nobody's experiences.
Knowledge is knowing a fact. Wisdom is knowing what to do with that fact.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God’s Word
Gary A Serago.