This is straight out the bible and not something I made up. And, I have seen it happen many times. If you find that the company you keep is not just, honorable and trust-worthy you may find yourself trying to decide if you should join them or leave them. That is because “Bad company corrupts good character”.
What I mean is that if your friends cheat on their spouses you may eventually find a way to justify their actions and begin cheating on your spouse. If your friends steals money from their employer you may find a way to approve of their actions and justify why you should take the money you deserve however you can get it. If you surround yourself with corruption it will soon appear acceptable to you.
I am sure you have experienced something similar in your life time. You may have been the corruptor talking someone into something they believed they should not do or you may have been the corrupted. You may have tried to combat something unjust or wrong but after a while you found yourself accepting or even enjoying what you once considered a bad thing.
Yes sometimes good can prevail and the bad person will decide to conform or kowtow. However, more often bad company corrupts good character. If everyone at your office is complaining about a situation even though it didn’t bother you at first you now complain and break the rules like everyone else.
Evil is sweet at times and can often seem more appealing or exciting than good. Keep your distance from the negative crowd and build up your convictions and resist the temptation to follow them. Pray before you are tempted. Your heart will tell you the truth so just listen and know the difference between right and wrong, good and bad, honor and contempt. Character is built when you overcome these things.
Sticking to your convictions…Now That’s Presidential!