Proverbs 13:20-21 (New International Version)
20 Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Trouble pursues the sinner,
but the righteous are rewarded with good things.
Here is a story I read about a parrot that I thought has a great lesson for each of us to take heart.
An old parrot flew out of a farm house and joined some crows in a watermelon patch. The farmer, not knowing this and trying to protect his crop from the crows, blasted them with his shotgun. The results were dead crows and one ruffled parrot with a missing toe. The farmer tenderly took him home where the excited children gathered around and asked, "What did it?". The parrot answered, "Bad Company!" The parrot spoke wiser than he knew. His foolish choice of associates had endangered him. So it is with us - bad days come from bad companions, and better days with better associates.
Dear Lord we pray today that we would choose wisely the people we hang out with. In Jesus, name, Amen.