Daily Devotional
Evaluate Your Children’s Friends

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

Proverbs 17:17

Ponder This

As parents and spiritual mentors, God has given us the responsibility of guiding children toward wisdom. One of the ways this is most important is in the area of friendship. For better or worse, young people are greatly influenced by their friends. Often, you can evaluate the spiritual condition of your children by their friends.

We should warn our children against hanging around with those who reject the truth; we must be firm with who we allow them to be friends with. As parents, we must help them understand the dangers that are involved in their choices, carefully guard their company, and teach them the importance of their choices.

You’re free to choose, but you’re not free to choose the consequences of your choice. After you choose, then your choice chooses for you.

Practice This

Take time to invest in a young person today by sharing your own experiences and the wisdom you have gained from following Jesus.


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