Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example], Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of scoffers (ridiculers). But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night.Psalm 1:1-2
Everyone has good and bad friendships. Many of these are mixed with family, work, school, and other environments that we cannot avoid. We always will have to interact with different people, no matter how saved most of our family members are. Everyone at one point has received and taken counsel from someone that is wicked. That should not be the norm with Christians.
Surrounding ourselves with godly counsel.
As believers, we must surround ourselves with people that carry the Holy Spirit and the presence of God. There are too many “good people” out there; people that give great advice but don’t know Jesus. The scripture on top states that a blessed person avoids wicked counsel, and his delight is God’s law. This is why it’s so important to be surrounded with believers that are passionate and hungry for God’s law (God’s word). We’re living in times where so many have different opinions and they are not seeking the Word of God for answers.
My prayer is that you take upon yourself being surrounded by the right people! Eliminate any friends that you have to eliminate, people and relationships too. I pray that if you don’t have godly people in your inner circle, that God makes a way to shove them into your life! To push you, edify you, and to be a voice over your life! God bless you!