“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”
“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”
One interesting thing about grace is that it flows in companies or families. This is the reason why fellowship is one of the ways to connect to grace. The kind of company to which you belong will determine the kind of grace you will walk in. Never play down on the influence that your company has on you. Our opening Scripture in Proverbs 13:20 tells us that he who walks with the wise will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed. 1 Corinthians 15:33 corroborates this truth “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”
To think or believe that the company to which you belong does not have any impact on you is to be deceived. You may say, “I know what I’m doing; I have my sense intact, my friends don’t influence my decisions. I make up my mind when I want to.” That’s sounds logical and sane, but it is incorrect. The Word of God says to not be deceived, evil communications corrupt good manners. Your friends are influencing you one way or the other. The company to which you belong determines the grace that you carry. Show me your company and I’ll tell you what grace is flowing in your life. This is why you must choose the right company. When you choose friends of grace, you flow in grace. Who you fellowship with determines what rubs off on you.
In 1 Samuel 10:5-6, Samuel told Saul of Kish that he would meet a company of prophets, and consequently, he too would begin to prophesy like them because the Spirit upon the prophets would also come on him. It happened in verse 10 as Samuel had told him. The Bible says “…a company of prophets met him, and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.” Notice that he began to prophesy when he came among them, not before. When you get into the right company, the right things will begin to flow in your life. He was not a prophet before this time, neither was Kish his father, but when he came into the company of prophets, he began to prophesy. The prophetic grace rubbed off on him. Beloved, choose prayerfully where to go to Church, who to be your friend, and who to counsel and mentor you. Graces are in families or companies. Remember your life is counting with the counting of your friends!
My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus, I declare that I am careful to fellowship with the right company; therefore I always walk in grace, not in disgrace. Amen.
Further Meditation: Deuteronomy 34:9; 2 Kings 2:13-15.