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.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.