Sometimes my friends do something bad. What should I do?
Here's the answer:
Obey God and encourage your friends to do the right thing.
If your friends start to do something wrong, you should use a serious but kind voice to ask them to stop. Try to get them to do something else. When you stand up for doing the right thing, other kids may join you. If they won't stop doing wrong, just walk away.
If someone is about to get hurt or you know it's a serious situation, get an adult to help. If your friends keep doing bad things, then you should make new friends who won't get you in trouble.
God always sees what we do. He is pleased when we make the right choice, especially when it's hard. When Jesus was living on earth, He was tempted to do wrong, so He understands how we feel. But unlike us, Jesus never chose to do wrong. Find out how you can follow Jesus (click here for more information), not other kids who are doing wrong.
"The eyes of the LORD are everywhere. They watch those who are evil and those who are good" (Proverbs 15:3).
"Don't let anyone fool you. 'Bad companions make a good person bad'" (1 Corinthians 15:33).
"Anyone who walks with wise people grows wise. But a companion of foolish people suffers harm" (Proverbs 13:20).