The Power of Wise Companionship


Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”


Proverbs 13:20


In the tapestry of life, our companions play a profound role in shaping who we are and who we become. Proverbs 13:20 reminds us of the power of wise companionship, encouraging us to surround ourselves with individuals who inspire us to reach higher, grow stronger, and become better versions of ourselves.


Wisdom in Companionship
We’ve all heard the saying, “You are the company you keep.” Proverbs 13:20 takes this notion to heart, emphasizing that those who walk alongside the wise are destined for wisdom themselves. It’s a reminder that our closest companions have a significant influence on our character and choices.


Choosing Our Inner Circle
Think for a moment about the people who occupy your inner circle, those individuals with whom you share your joys, your struggles, and your dreams. Are they like-minded individuals who uplift and inspire you? Or do they sow seeds of negativity and self-doubt?


A Catalyst for Growth
Wise companions are like catalysts for personal growth. They challenge us to think critically, strive for excellence, and pursue our aspirations with unwavering determination. They offer guidance when we stumble and support when we falter, all with the goal of helping us become the best versions of ourselves.


The Folly of Unwise Companionship
Conversely, Proverbs 13:20 warns of the harm that can befall those who choose to walk with companions devoid of wisdom. A companion of fools may find themselves led astray, succumbing to poor choices and negative influences that hinder their personal and spiritual growth.


An Inspired Journey
As we reflect on this wisdom from Proverbs, let us consider the path we tread and the company we keep. Are we surrounded by individuals who inspire us to rise above our limitations and strive for greater heights? Do we, in turn, provide the same inspiration to those who walk alongside us?


Prayer: A Circle of Wisdom
Let us close in prayer, seeking wisdom in our companionship:


Dear Heavenly Father,


We come before You with hearts filled with gratitude for the wisdom imparted in Proverbs 13:20. We recognize the profound impact of our companions on our journey through life.

Grant us the discernment to choose our companions wisely, seeking those who uplift us, challenge us, and inspire us to be better than we were yesterday. Help us be discerning in our own role as companions, that we may be sources of wisdom and encouragement to those around us.


Lord, we ask for the strength to distance ourselves from companions who lead us astray, and the courage to foster relationships that nurture our growth and character.


May our lives be a testament to the transformative power of wise companionship, and may we, in turn, be instruments of wisdom and inspiration in the lives of others.


In Your name, we pray.




May this reflection and prayer inspire us to choose our companions wisely, fostering relationships that propel us toward wisdom, growth, and a deeper understanding of ourselves and our Creator.



Dear Heavenly Father,

We come before You once again, with hearts overflowing with gratitude for the timeless wisdom conveyed in Proverbs 13:20. We humbly acknowledge the profound impact that our companions have on the tapestry of our lives.

In our quest for discernment, O Lord, we earnestly seek the wisdom to choose our companions with care. May we be drawn to those whose presence uplifts our spirits, challenges our limits, and inspires us to ascend to greater heights than we reached yesterday. Help us, O God, to recognize the wisdom that resides in our companions and to appreciate the unique gifts they bring to our journey.

Grant us, dear Lord, the insight to recognize our own roles as companions in the lives of others. May we be beacons of wisdom, kindness, and encouragement to those who walk alongside us. May our presence serve as a source of inspiration, prompting those we touch to strive for excellence, embrace growth, and become the best versions of themselves.

In moments of uncertainty and vulnerability, grant us the strength to distance ourselves from companions who may lead us astray or hinder our pursuit of wisdom. May we possess the fortitude to choose relationships that nurture our personal and spiritual growth, relationships that honor our values and aspirations.

May our lives be living testimonies to the transformative power of wise companionship. Let our actions, words, and choices reflect the wisdom and discernment we’ve gained from those who have walked beside us. As we journey through life, may we radiate the light of wisdom, illuminating the paths of others and guiding them towards the abundant life You desire for us all.

In Your glorious name, we offer this extended prayer, trusting in Your grace and guidance as we navigate the intricate tapestry of companionship.


May this extended prayer serve as a profound dedication to the art of choosing wise companions, fostering relationships that nurture our growth and character, and sharing the wisdom we’ve gained with those who walk alongside us on this journey of life.



Dan Greer