Chapter 13:Who Are You Walking With
“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” Proverbs 13:20
As I have talked about previously, everyone is on one of two paths. We are either on a good path or a bad path, a path of righteousness or a path of wickedness, a wise path or a foolish path. Now it is up to each person to decide which path they walk on.
The verse above is a simple verse, it is very plain and to the point. Whenever I read this verse I think of the old saying ‘Birds of a feather, flock together.’ What it means that who you are is who you will hang around and spend time with.
You have to make a choice of who you want to walk with. If you want to walk with the wise than you will be on the good path. If you choose to walk with fools, well then you shall be destroyed at the end of the path of foolishness.
Don’t expect to see wise people on the path of foolishness. They made the choice a long time ago that they were going to walk the path of wisdom. They chose that they wanted to be wise, associate with the wise so they are walking that path. Wise men will make those around them wiser. Wise men will hang out with wise men.
The same goes with the foolish. If you are a friend to fools, you will be classified a fool. They will drag you down and ultimately lead you to destruction. You cannot expect to be wise if you surround yourself with foolish people, it just won’t happen.
It is your choice on who you walk with, you can either walk with the wise or walk with the fools.