Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.(1 Timothy 4:12)
Last time I taught about bad friends and bad company and why it’s important for you to be far from bad company, but before you expect to have good friends you are supposed to be a good friend.
Many people expect a lot from their friends and associates but they themselves don’t want to contribute to other people’s lives. It is devilish for you to expect your friend to be a Jonathan while you’re not a David.
Any sin your friend commits that you know but don’t say anything about, you’re equally a part of. As a good friend and Christian you are supposed to set an example for your friends and lead them in the way of the LORD.
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,(Titus 2:7)
Check the things that your friends are learning from you, are they good or bad? Are you bringing them closer to God or are you pushing them further away from him?
We all need to learn from Andrew whom when he found Christ went and brought his brother to him and we also need to learn from Philip who also brought his friend to Christ.