Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
I love to smoke meat. The art of making a tasty rack of ribs smoked over a real hickory wood or a whole chicken that absorbs the flavor of applewood is fantastic. There are some key factors when it comes to smoking great meats. First, it is important to smoke meat low and slow. Letting the meat cook at a low temperature and absorb the smoke is the best flavor producer. Next, the type of heat source impacts the outcome. I love my charcoal, but find more precise heat with my electric smoker. The last factor is most important. The wood you add flavors the meat. Hickory wood produces a hickory flavor. This same principle applies to every man.
The people you surround yourself with adds a flavor to your life. Men become like those they spend their time with. I doubt that any man wakes up on a given weekend and wonders how he can suffer harm. But that same man may spend quality time with someone foolish and thus find an undesired result. Men take on the scent, the attitude, and the behavior of the people they spend their time with. They both make an impression and leave an impression. Be the man who surrounds himself with wise friends and leaves the impact of wisdom on others.
DO THIS TODAY: Reach out to a man who will positively impact your spiritual life.