The word FRIEND in today’s culture is often thrown around haphazardly.  It seems to have lost its meaning and value.  On Facebook, I think I have over 2000 friends—and I’m not bragging about that because truth of the matter – the overwhelming majority of those folks I don’t even know.  Nowadays, you can just click a button and somebody becomes your “friend.”  With over 2000 Facebook friends, it feels more like 2000 associates. At this point in my life, I’m old enough to know to not get excited about the quantity of friends but instead focus on the quality of your friends. If you have one or two good friends (I mean really good friends) you should consider yourself blessed and blessed indeed. The bible gives some suggestions about how to pick friends.

Proverbs 13:20 Whoever walks with the wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. 1 Cor 15:33 Do not be deceived bad company ruins good morals.

In other words- you become what you hang around. You can’t be better if you’re not hanging around better. Your friends are your future. Choose wisely.