Friends will either encourage you towards purpose or propel you towards ruin.
It’s the trap of self-sufficiency. It’s when we move from ‘Yeshua is the Way’ to ‘I can provide my own way.’ This proves to us, more than anything else, that we don’t really understand what Christ did before, during, and after the Cross.
We can’t go on living like what we do, say, or think doesn’t matter. Everything you do is perceived as a direct representation of who God is.