1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV)
33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”[a]
2 Timothy 2:16-17 (NIV)
16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
3 different types of Toxic Company…
1. The excessively NEGATIVE.
2. The MANIPULATOR.
3. The TEMPTER.
There Is No Impact!
Managing Toxic Relationships…
1. Set healthy BOUNDARIES.
Matthew 16:23 (NKJV)
23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are [a]an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”
2. You have to CUT OFF the Toxic Relationship.
Proverbs 27:19 (TLB)
19 A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.
Proverbs 13:20 (NIV)
20 Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm.
2 Corinthians 6:14 (NIV)
Warning Against Idolatry
14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
3. You have to START some GODLY Relationships.
Hebrews 10:25 (GW)
25 We should not stop gathering together with other believers, as some of you are doing. Instead, we must continue to encourage each other even more as we see the day of the Lord coming.
Proverbs 18:24 (TLB)
24 There are “friends” who pretend to be friends, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.