The Truth Is… Bad Company Corrupts Good Character



1 Corinthians 15:33-34  Don’t be mislead, ” Bad company corrupts good character.  Come back to your senses as you ought and stop sinning: for there are some who are ignorant of God-I say this to your shame.”

In using this scripture, I realize that Paul is speaking to the Corinthians in regard to the false teaching concerning the resurrection of the dead that was being spread by false teachers at that time.  I find the quote ” bad company corrupts good charater” to be a wise warning concerning all information or advice you might receive from people who do not have the ways of God in mind. The misinformed advice given may come intentionally or unintentionally, but The Truth Is.. anything you do outside of God’s word can corrupt your good character.  “There is a way that seems right to a man /women, but in the end leads to death.”  This saying is quoted twice in the book of Proverbs, first in chapter 14:12 and secondly in chapter 16:25.  I believe Solomon was making a strong and valid point.  There is a lot of information in our culture and the world that sounds good, but it may not be.  Learn to make correct judgements.  Watch who you lisen to and follow because it is possible to follow a person straight to hell.

Prayer:  Lord you said in your word that you will send the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth, thank you Lord for that promise.  You are faithful to your word and your promises, forgive us for following those who do not know you, worship you or love you. Lord give us the discernment and the faith to choose to follow you and your word, for we know this is were we will find the peace, joy and love we desire as we journey through this world.  It’s in the powerful name of Jesus Christ and for his namesake that we pray Amen