Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Although there are many good people in the world, you must be careful because there are also many bad people looking for an opportunity to hurt people. Bad people always want to do bad things to cheat and hurt others so they can benefit. You need to have the wisdom to tell who they are and keep your distance from them, otherwise you will also get hurt! You should be a wise and good person so that you can protect your heart and make sure your thoughts are smart and pure, and then you will be favored by God and walk on the righteous path. Every day will feel more and more peaceful and joyful!
Can you tell who is a bad person?
□ Someone who wants you to cheat on an exam with them
□ Someone who advises you to run away from home
□ Someone who teaches you not to listen to your parents
□ Someone who sells drugs
□ Someone who invites you to join a gang
□ Someone who touches you inappropriately
□ Someone who drives drunk
□ Someone tells you to steal
Being in the company of bad people tends to result in you joining them in doing bad things, and the thoughts of your heart will eventually become evil as well. How dangerous! We must be wise and recognize who is good and who is bad, so we can refuse to join the company of the bad. Someday those bad people will receive the consequences of their actions. Choosing to be a good person favored by God is the wise choice!
Dear Heavenly Father, I now realize we have many bad people around us. Please give me wisdom to protect myself and discern what is right and wrong in what my friends and classmates tell me and recognize when someone does not have good intentions. Give me the courage to refuse the company of those that are not good and tell my parents about it. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!