2019

#2261What The Bible Says

What The Bible Says About Peer Pressure

When your brother or son or daughter, or even your dear wife or lifelong friend, comes to you in secret and whispers, “Let’s go and worship some other gods” (gods that you know nothing about, neither you nor your ancestors, the gods of the peoples around you near and far, from one end of the Earth to the other), don’t go along with him; shut your ears. Don’t feel sorry for him and don’t make excuses for him. Deuteronomy 13:6-8

Watch your tongue! Keep your lips from lying. Psalms 34:13

Be with wise men and become wise. Be with evil men and become evil. Proverbs 13:20

A true friend is always loyal. Proverbs 17:17

A man who assists a thief must really hate himself! For he knows the consequence but does it anyway. Proverbs 29:24

Even if we believe that it makes no difference to the Lord whether we do these things, still we cannot just go ahead and do them to please ourselves; for we must bear the “burden” of being considerate of the doubts and fears of others—of those who feel these things are wrong. Let’s please the other fellow, not ourselves, and do what is for his good and thus build him up in the Lord. Romans 15:1-2

Remember this—the wrong desires that come into your life aren’t anything new and different. Many others have faced exactly the same problems before you. And no temptation is irresistible. You can trust God to keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it, for he has promised this and will do what he says. He will show you how to escape temptation’s power so that you can bear up patiently against it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

I am trying to please God. If I were still trying to please men I could not be Christ’s servant. Galatians 1:10

We speak as messengers from God, trusted by him to tell the truth; we change his message not one bit to suit the taste of those who hear it; for we serve God alone, who examines our hearts’ deepest thoughts. 1 Thessalonians 2:4

You already know how to please God in your daily living, for you know the commands we gave you from the Lord Jesus himself. Now we beg you—yes, we demand of you in the name of the Lord Jesus—that you live more and more closely to that ideal. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2