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Non-Religious Bible Lesson 1: Choose your friends wisely
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.
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
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.