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Which bird’s feathers are you wearing?

If you ask some teenagers why they are friends with certain people or ask a young couple why they are dating each other, you may get an answer that says something like, “We have so much in common!” And, isn’t that true? We aren’t usually friends with or hang around people with whom we don’t share much in common. After all, “Birds of a feather flock together.”

However, unfortunately, the reality is that sometimes we do hang out with people we shouldn’t. We may think that is innocent and “no big deal,” but the Bible teaches differently. Paul asked some rhetorical questions to get us thinking: “What fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?” (2 Cor. 6:14-16). The answer to all of these questions is: “None!”

Let us be extremely careful with whom we “yoke” ourselves (6:14), for our “company” can easily negatively influence our “habits” (1 Cor. 15:33).