I read someone's blog recently that encouraged us as Christians to see past our circle of Christian friends and spend time with the unsaved because we might be the only 'bible' they read. I completely agree with this.
However, I have seen how sometimes my Christian friends seem to spend time with worldly people and slowly but surely compromise their walk with the Lord to please these friends. I'm not saying this happens all the time. But it does happen.
|Sure you want to be there?|
The point I'm making is we need to be strong, firm in the Lord and resist worldly temptation if offered through our worldly friends. But more importantly, we should be influencing them to Christ. Let them see you can have fun and enjoy one another's company without age-restricted pleasures.
In other words, let your life, what you do, how you behave, the language you use, let THAT lead others to Christ. Back to the scripture above: The converse is also true - spending time with godly, wise people, whom you respect and esteem, will influence you positively in your life and walk and you will be all the more blessed for it. That is what our worldly friends should feel after being with us - not less respect because we compromised - but curious as to why we are different and firm in our faith.
Hope that all made sense.