“Bad company corrupts good character.” The people in your life can be one of the most important spiritual assets or be one of your worst curses. Those relationships that are a curse to you are toxic. I learn from God’s Word about the dangers of toxic relationships and the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people. The right people will build you up and lead you towards Christ, but if you are around the wrong people they can be very toxic. They can hurt your soul. They can hurt your relationships. They can lead you into temptation. They can drag you down. They can very easily take you away from God’s best. In what ways have toxic relationships polluted your life and your relationship with God?
Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” (1 Corinthians 15:33)
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed. (Proverbs 13:20)
But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner— not even to eat with such a person. (1 Corinthians 5:11)
Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace WITH THOSE who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22)