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BASIC INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE LEAVING EARTH (BIBLE) 30 PEER PRESSURE: Proverbs 13:20 ‘Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm’
Discipline is a problem in many families nowadays, because of the negative influences of peer pressure, particularly the youth. Peer pressure generally causes young adults and the youth to lose the values, morals, and beliefs that parents and those with influence in their lives hold and impart to them as they shape their future. The negative peer pressure needs to constantly challenged through using the bible to share inspiring verses with the youth and young adults and help them to find and gain the strength to make the right choices when confronted with difficult issues in their lives. Remember :2 Timothy 3:16-17 ’16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work’.
1-1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
2-Proverbs 18:24 ‘A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother’
3-Romans 12:2 ‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will’.
4-Ephesians 5:11 ‘Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them’
5-James 1:12-15 ’12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.’
6- Psalm 1:1-2 ‘ Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night’
7-Proverbs 13:20 ‘Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm’
8-Proverbs 1:10 ‘My son, if sinful men entice you,
do not give in to them.’
9-Proverbs 27:12 ‘The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.’
10- Proverbs 4:14-15 ’14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. 15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way’
11-Exodus 23:2 ‘ “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd’
12-1 Corinthians 10:13 ‘No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.’
Please share these inspiring verses freely with friends and family worldwide. Sibusiso Ngwenya