A prudent man
Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on,and are punished. Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: when he is old, he will not depart. Proverbs 22: 8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his angry shall fail. When people thinks about a rotten egg, first thought that may come to mind would be, a egg that is spoiled, an egg that has been contaminated. Proverbs 18:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 15:1,2 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up angry. (2) The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright:but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. Now some of my views may ask, What does these scriptures have to do with the topic of my title: Parents wants the best for their children and of course wants to be involved in their life’s. Who are our children hanging out with? It is not children we are concern about who they socialize with, it may be a brother, a sister, mother, father, a friend, or someone other that we may care about and have concerns for their well being. I thought this will be a good topic to talk about this morning. As I observed the things around and people in my own community, including my family, I been witnessing the change in people’s attitudes, their character and personality when they socialized with people who has behavior problems or have angry issues, or other issues. In my case, I have a sister, I dearly love but do like the people she hangs out with. When I go to visit her, her attitude and personality comes out in a mean way. I don’t sound like I am judgmental because in no means: I don’t want it to sound like that in that way. I am very concern of my sister relationship who she decides to socialized with. One friend that she introduce me too, is very loud, unmoral, rude, disrespectful and has a foul mouth. She cannot speak one sentence without using the Lord’s name in vain but yet she claims to be a Christian. My concerns are that when my sister socializes with this friend of hers, she acts in the same manner as this friend of hers. It has been said, when two birds flock together, they tangle up in each other’s evil ways. When you socialize with a bad egg, their way of thinking and their way of life can break your own spirit. God says in the scripture to “Love one Another”, to “Love your en-mines” “Love yourself. We can love our neighbor’s from afar by keeping them in our prayers but allowing your friendship between the both of you fall in your ways, is a foolish way to go. As a parent of three children my concerns I will say, would be who my children socialize with and where they go with their friends, but I also want my children to set good examples for other’s to see the goodness in them in hopes children who has behavioral issues will learn by they moral way my children acts. My children has made mistakes as all children do to try to get away with stuff. Who my children socializes with, I know that they won’t follow down the wrong path at least it was one of my prayers. I, myself when I was growing up I can honestly say, that I was more of a loner and only had a few friends. Point to this story: If you or someone else or anybody socialize with people who breaks the law, lies,steal, breaks any ten commandments, a total bad egg who spends more of their time being locked up than doing something in their life to become anything they want, soon or later, that person who socialized with a bad egg, it rubs off and on to a person who strive’s and desires too live a moral life. It breaks the good person spirits soon or later. It is best to observe and be cautious and have concerns who your children socializes with. Proverbs 7: 1,2 (1) My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. (2) Keep my commandments, and live, and my law as the apple of thine eye.