Proverbs 12:26

In our candy container in the kitchen, we had a Fruit Stripe gum package, Milky Way candy bars, etc.  One day, I reached for a Milky Way.  When I opened it and tasted it, it didn’t taste like a Milky Way.  It tasted more like a fruit-flavored taffy.  It didn’t taste good.  The Fruit Stripe gum package had been in the same corner of the candy container as the Milky Way, and so it took on the fruity flavor.

The Fruit Stripe gum was too close to the Milky Way candy bar and ruined it.  Similarly, if people don’t choose their friends wisely, they can change for the worse.  Let’s pick friends carefully.