Proverbs 13:20 (NKJV) — 20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.
The importance of right friends. As the apostle Paul taught, wrong friends have a corrupting influence (I Corinthians 15:33). We tend to become like the people we admire and associate with and to participate in their activities. One of the wisest things we can do is to associate with people who personify what we wish to become. Association with wise people imparts wisdom. Association with fools will bring destruction.