Rubbing Off

Growing up, you may have heard your parents say, “Don’t let your friends’ bad habits rub off on you,” if they were worried about the influence of your friends. Or maybe you’ve found yourself saying something similar to your own kids. There’s truth in it, isn’t there? There is a real struggle to not pick up the bad habits of people you hang out with. Of course, it’s also possible to pick up good habits from people. When we read Psalm 1, we see Jesus, and if we’re living with him every day, then we should end up emulating him. Jesus should be rubbing off on us.