As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Our relationships are important. What we have in common with a friend is amplified and grows stronger with our communion. I suppose this could refer to faults as well as strengths. So, as important as friendships are, they can encourage the negative as well as the positive.
Lord, help me to encourage my friends in positive ways and never be a catalyst for bad behavior. I know this is not as easy as it sounds. With your help, I can be more vigilant. Amen