The righteous should choose his friends carefully, For the way of the wicked leads them astray (Proverbs 12:26, NKJV). This should go without saying, but unfortunately it can’t. There are many saints who have chosen associates that do not think along the same line. This is not to say that one can’t have friends that are non-Christians, but these close associates that live contrary to the Lord’s way – of what kind of influence will they render? The graveyards are full of those associations where the saints allowed him or herself to be won to the side of evil, thinking they could turn the other to the Lord. As a reminder, let us be sure who is influencing who, how, and with what. RT