II Chronicles 24:2 GW Joash did what the LORD considered right, as long as the priest Jehoiada lived.
The faith and character of our friends are so important. We become what we fill our lives with. If our closest companions are not good, Godly, or faithful, it becomes more and more difficult for us to be good, Godly, and
faithful. We need be sure to choose our friends wisely and be careful to judge any advice against God's principles not prevailing attitudes.
Even more important are the companions we allow our children.
v. 17-18, 22 After he died, the officials of Judah bowed in front of the king with their faces touching the ground. Then the king listened to their advice. They abandoned the temple of the LORD God of their ancestors and worshiped idols and the poles dedicated to the goddess Asherah. This offense of theirs brought God's anger upon Judah ...King Joash did not remember how kind Zechariah's father, Jehoiada, had been to him. Instead, he killed Jehoiada's son.
I Corinthians 15:33 ASV Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals.
Do my closest friends lead me to or away from Jesus?