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Non-Religious Bible Lesson 1: Choose your friends wisely

Updated on August 1, 2012

What these lessons are about

You don't have to be religious to benefit from the writings in the bible. A lot of the passage carry messages that can apply to anybody from any religion.

The Passage

Proverbs 13:20

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

The Lesson

It is a simple lesson - as are many of the proverbs. However, it is a useful one.

Quite simply, this passage is teaching us to choose carefully those we spend our time with as their influence will very easily rub off onto us.

It doesn't mean if a person isn't too bright don't spend time with them - but it is wise to select your friends wisely and spend your time with those that share the same values and principles with you. This way, your own values will be strengthened through mutual desire.

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      John Crowley 5 years ago from Sheffield

      Thanks for the comments :)

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      Vigilant Chef 5 years ago

      Great idea. You could also add this one: Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:

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      Richard J ONeill 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Hey. I like this idea of yours to write about lessons from the bible.

      Yes, I try to walk with the wise as much as possible and learn from their successes and wisdom.

      Good job.