Hello Dear Listeners, welcome to overcoming temptations. My name is Jothame Okatahi. I am 7 years old. Today our topic is titled: Avoid Bad Friends.
Our bible reading is taken from -1 Corinthians 15:33, it says don’t let anyone deceive you. Staying with bad people will spoil good people. Or “Bad company corrupts good character.”
A bad friend is anyone who tells you to do something that God and your parents will not like. For example if someone asks you to steal is a bad friend, or cheat in an exam is a bad friend, or watch a bad movie is a bad friend, or tell lies is a bad friend, or bully others is a bad friend, or read a bad book, is a bad friend . Stay away from them and report them to your parents and teachers.
Proverbs 1:10. The New living translation says – My child, if sinners ask you to do something wrong turn your back on them! Your friends may ask to join them to do something wrong. Just turn your back on them. You do not have to be like everybody just be like Jesus. Many times we want to be cool, you don’t have to be cool just be kind and holy.
Some Children dress and expose their bodies we can say it does not matter that they are only children. If a dressing is not okay for an adult then it is not okay for a child. Parent dress your children properly. They can look beautiful and still be well dressed, do not expose their bodies.
Also parents please be open to your children, if you blame them when they share things with you, they will not be open to telling you things.
Let me share this story:
There was a prophet in the Bible called Elijah who did many miracles like bringing a widows dead son back to life. He did 14 miracles in the Bible, He had a friend called Elisha, learnt a lot from his friend Elijah. Elisha now became even greater than Elijah his friend and performed 28 miracles like healing Naaman from leprosy. So he did double what his friend had done. So when you choose good friends you can learn many things and become strong and great.
He had a friend called Elisha, his friend did 28 miracles because his friend learnt a lot from him. So when you choose good friends you can learn many things and become great. So be wise and avoid bad friends my friend. God bless you.