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Who Are Your Friends?

“Happy are those who do not follow the advise of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and his law they meditate day and night.” Psalm 1:1-2

Often we believe that friends are doing us good when they advised us on issues that we told them, but at the end, we discover that the advises our friends gave us are not good.  It is true that our friends may mean well for us, and they believe in their own understanding that they are helping us.

This can be likened to the wicked ones. When someone whose heart is filled with evil comes to you, there is every possibility that you may not have the idea that the person is bad. He may hide his true identity and then advise you on things to do, and if you are not careful or sensitive, you may end up following his advise and that’s how you get into trouble.

The bible says, we should not follow the advise of the wicked. And how can you avoid this? This is by being conscious of what is being said to you, by taking every note of words people come to tell you and by being filled with the Holy Spirit of God to be able to discern the good from the bad.

Believe me, you cannot continue on this journey of your Christian faith without the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life because he will help you to avoid sinning. You need to avoid many sinful advises that people bring to you. You don’t have to join them in participating in what they do. When you do that, then you are not in accordance with God’s law.

Happy, that’s what the bible says, will that person be, whose heart is strictly for God. When you are for the Lord, there is no way you will get into trouble because surely your life is governed by the law of God.

And when you choose to follow the wicked ones and dwell in sin, peace of mind will elude you, and of course, there is no way you can be happy because you will be taunted by guilty conscience all the time.

So please choose to follow God, seize from getting advises from the evil ones and rest your heart upon the Lord. He will bring you peace of mind that no one can ever or will ever give to you.

Peace!

Author:

Princess Ayelotan is a writer/poet, feminist and independent researcher. Her scholarly interest ranges widely, from — Creative Writing related to Gender issues; — Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), — Rape as a weapon of war, — Violence against disabled women, — Child Sexual Exploitation : e.g. child prostitution and trafficking, — Female economic empowerment — Activism.

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