“Be not deceived: evil communication corrupt good manners” – 1 Corinthians 15:33
Keeping company with evil men could have a dangerous influence on one's character. This is as a result of bad principles and ideas communicated and imbibed overtime. Some godly youth through such associations have involved themselves in certain shady deals which have landed them in jail and others forfeiting their educational pursuit, they have ended up becoming a liability to the family and society instead of being an asset. To avoid this danger, a godly youth and indeed a true Christian should choose his or her friends and keep company with those who are God-fearing, and heed godly counsel: King Solomon, the wisest King in his days counseled “When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee; To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh forward things; who leave the path of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness. – Proverbs 2:10-13; 1Thessalonians 5:22.