Careful of the Company You Keep
(WEB) Proverbs13:20 – 20 One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Who hasn’t heard the saying, “Be careful of the company you keep”? It is sound advice to always remember because the company you keep not only defines aspects of your character, it can also influence you for better or worse.
A good example of the potential effects of being in positive company can be 1 Samuel:5-6 & 10 – 5 After that you will come to the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is; and it will happen, when you have come there to the city, that you will meet a band of prophets coming down from the high place with a lute, a tambourine, a pipe, and a harp before them; and they will be prophesying. 6 Then YHWH’s Spirit will come mightily on you, and you will prophesy with them, and will be turned into another man.
10 When they came there to the hill, behold, a band of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came mightily on him, and he prophesied among them.
Saul went among Prophets, which Samuel prophesied to him beforehand, and he prophesied among them. By YHWH’s Spirit resting on the band of Prophets, it was easy for Saul’s frequency to be elevated and to do the same. As in contrast, if a person of an elevated frequency went among people of a very low (carnal) frequency for long durations it would bring his/her frequency down. That is why one should be mindful of the people one chooses to spend time around and recognize exactly what are or will be the spiritual and mental effects of it. There are many more of lower frequency around compared to higher frequency, but in these last days everyone has to set their priorities and reaffirm any values that are held dear.
What is more important? Quantity or quality? Elevation or degradation? Doing what is right or what is most popular?
The company you keep can either help you along the path you chose to walk or hinder and potentially take you off the road that you desire to stay on.