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Choosing Friends

by James E. Cooper

One of my college professors observed: “Fate made your relatives; choice makes your friends.”

Those whom you choose to be your closest friends indicate what your attitude is toward spiritual things. It is a psychological fact that we are drawn to those who share our interests. Devoted Christians will want to associate with the spiritual and godly; those who are not interested in spiritual matters will select the ungodly as their friends. Beware when your best friends are those who are not interested in the Lord’s church (your associates tell on you). Further, “Evil companionships corrupt good morals” (I Corinthians 15:58).