The choices we make affect us every day and in every part of our lives. Choices affect even our friendships! Good friends will always bring you joy and pleasant experiences. However, bad friends will lead you into trouble in a heart beat!
Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise [men] shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Good friends will support your Christian walk. In fact, your good friends should also be born-again Christians. Allowing unsaved friends into your life will expose you to sins that you would not be exposed to otherwise.
1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
As well, you can have a friend who is a born-again Christian but that friend may lead you to sin if she isn’t being obedient to God’s Word. The Bible says:
Proverbs 22:24-25 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
I use to have a friend who was always fighting with someone in her family. Her anger would spill forth into our conversations and it would put me in such a bad mood! I would sometimes get angry myself for no reason whatsoever! I hated feeling that way until I read the verse above! God was showing me exactly what I needed to do! He was telling me that I should not have a close friend who was like this or else I would develop that same horrible habit! 😦
The Bible also tells us that we are blessed if we don’t hang out with bad company!
Psalms 1:1 Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
You are who you hang around with, teen girl! If you don’t want to get into trouble, then stay away from girls who will draw you into it!