We all desire friendships and social lives, but remember, as a Christian your reputation needs to remain one that people see as trustworthy, loving, kind, peaceful….. Some would befriend you for reasons other than friendship. The bible tells us in 1 John 4:1, Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God”.
Proverbs 22:1 says, “A good name should be more desirable than silver or gold”. We must be careful of who or what we allow to influence our lives physically, emotionally and especially, spiritually. Guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus, through a relationship with Him, regularly reading His word and prayer. Isaiah 54:14, “No weapon formed against you will be able to prosper”.
1 Corinthians 15:33 says, “Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
Proverbs 13:20 says, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm”.
Proverbs 22:24-25 says, “Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare”.
The bible has much more to say on this subject, so it MUST be important!