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Tuesday, June 23 Do not be misled. Bad associations spoil useful habits.​—1 Cor. 15:33.

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Tuesday, June 23

Do not be misled. Bad associations spoil useful habits.—1 Cor. 15:33.


Most people have some good qualities, and many outside the congregation do not engage in blatant misconduct. If that is true of your acquaintances, can you assume that they are good associations? Ask yourself what effect their companionship will have on your relationship with Jehovah. Will they improve it? What is in their heart? For example, are their conversations almost exclusively about fashion, money, gadgets, entertainment, or other material pursuits? Does their speech often include disparaging comments about others or obscene jesting? Jesus aptly warned: “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matt. 12:34) If you realize that your associates pose a threat to your good standing with Jehovah, act decisively by limiting and if necessary ending such friendships.—Prov. 13:20. w18.07 19 ¶11

You can't walk with God while holding hands with the Devil.

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Dinah is an example of one who got into serious trouble  associating with worldly companions. She had the habit of associating with the young Canaanite women in the area. The Canaanites were not Jehovah’s worshippers. Archaeologists have found indications that the Canaanites ways land become filled with idolatry, immorality, depraved sex worship, and violence. Dinah’s association with these people was a disaster.


Happily, there are many good associated we can cling to in Jehovah's organization today.

1 John 4:1 "Beloved ones, do not believe every inspired statement, but test the inspired statements to see whether they originate with God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world."

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