(Proverbs 1:16 KJV) For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
The first chapter in Proverbs.
One of the first themes of Proverbs.
In a book that is mainly one-verse proverbs we are in our sixth verse on a theme.
It must be important. Since it is also the first day in the year, how about a quick review.
Be careful whom you pick for friends. Avoid people who seek out “evil” (7451b). Stay away from groups that are quick to “shed” (8210) “blood” (1818).
This would seem to be obvious, but God feels we need to be reminded. We are to flee from the devil, they run toward him.
So? Look around you. Who are your friends? What kind of company do you seek out? Are they always trying to adjust you so that you fit into their view of the world? You know how the alcohol industry is always trying to tell you to drink responsibly? Fellowship responsibly.