With "Friends" Like These ...

One of the sadder things I keep hearing is about the people you choose to be around. I know why you choose them: they don't remind you that you are destroying yourself with drugs because they are in the process of doing the same thing. You call them "friends," but what friend harms his companions?

"Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals"" (I Corinthains 15:33).

If you will take your blinders off for a moment, you can see that in your own life. You told me many times that alcohol isn't a problem for you because you don't like the taste. Now you drink frequently. You use profanity, though you know it is wrong. And though you claim you're going to quit marijuana, you continue to use it. Why? Because the corrupt people you select as your "buddies" all do it.

The simple fact is that until you once again seek out people who care about you, you'll never be able to resist the urge to use one more time.

"Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn away from it and pass on" (Proverbs 4:14-15).