What does the bible say about peer pressure
When People Are Big and God Is Small Quotes by Edward T. Welch
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where the pressure and influence of your peers pushed you in a direction you opposed? Peer pressure affects every age. Some adults are weaker at resisting this type of influence than some children and teenagers. In the book of Daniel, there are of three Hebrew young men who were taken into captivity to Babylon along with their friend Daniel. The original names of the three young men were Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Their captures changed their names to the Babylonian names Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Peer pressure is when we feel compelled to act a certain way because we want to fit in and be accepted by certain people. Nobody wants to be the person who gets talked about or laughed at. But, unfortunately, sometimes we lose focus of who we really are because it becomes more important to us to just fit in, especially when we're young. Sometimes the pressure that we feel involves superficial things, like dressing a certain way to be considered cool. We have to have the name-brand clothes or shoes.
The key to overcome peer pressure is to please God, not other people. The key to overcome peer pressure is to please God, not others. The best ways to overcome peer pressure is to change your focus from pleasing people to pleasing God. Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men?
Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, "Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him. He took this from their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it into a molten calf; and they said, "This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause; Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who go down to the pit; read more. We will find all kinds of precious wealth, We will fill our houses with spoil; Throw in your lot with us, We shall all have one purse," My son, do not walk in the way with them Keep your feet from their path,.