My Answer

Q: I don’t have any problem until I get around some of my old friends, who always tempt me to do things that mess up my life. They just laugh when I tell them to stop. Why do they keep pushing me like this?

A: One reason they keep pressuring you, I suspect, is because they don’t want to be told that they’re actually on the wrong road in life. In other words, they’re convinced they are right and everyone else is a fool. But the Bible warns, “A violent person entices their neighbor and leads them down a path that is not good” (Proverbs 16:29).

In reality you have two problems—and I hope you’ll f...